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Striker completes Middlesbrough medical ahead of impending move



Middlesbrough have confirmed that striker Martin Braithwaite has completed a medical at their Rockliffe training ground, as he prepares to put pen to paper on his transfer from French side Toulouse. 

The 26-year-old has also had a tour of the training facility, as he looks set to sign a four-year-deal at the Riverside Stadium.

The Danish hitman, who has one goal in sixteen appearances for his country, will become new Boro boss Garry Monk’s third summer capture, following the arrivals of Jonny Howson and Cyrus Christie.

Braithwaite has played for Toulouse since August 2013, and has been a virtual ever-present for the French outfit ever since, with his departure from the club coming just as he approached 150 appearances for the club, in all competitions.

Those outings have seen the frontman hit 40 goals, including 12 last season, as he has been fielded both as a central striker, but also operating in wide areas, in order to utilise his pace.

The centre-forward also captained the side last season, so Monk is clearly adding another strong character to the dressing room, as he seeks to restore Boro to the top flight at the very first time of asking.

The move to the North East will not be Braithwaite’s first taste of English football, as he had trials with Newcastle as a youth player at boyhood club Esbjerg.

Boro fans – what do you think of your impending new arrival? Let us know in the comments below…