Middlesbrough sign Real Madrid goalkeeper Tomas Mejias

Middlesbrough Tomas Mejias

Middlesbrough have completed the signing of goalkeeper Tomas Mejias from Real Madrid on a two-year contract.

The 25-year-old joined Boro on loan in February but only made one appearance because of a dislocated finger.

Mejias made his debut for Real in 2011 and has also played for Spain's Under-19 and Under-20 sides.

"I know it is a big move from Real Madrid, but it is one I had to make and I'm very happy to have made it," he told Boro's website.external-link

"I am competing with two very good goalkeepers in Dimi (Konstantopoulos) and (Jason Steele) Steeley. Nothing has changed and we are all in a fight for the spot, we all know that.

"All I know is I am delighted to be here and to be given a chance."

He is reunited with Boro manager Aitor Karanka, who was assistant to Jose Mourinho when they were at the Bernabeu.

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