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Boro’s ambitious summer transfers continue with the loan capture of Valencia striker Alvaro Negredo, the powerful former Manchester City man who scored 23 goals in 48 games in his only season in England.
Thursday afternoon was an exciting one for Boro fans as the club confirmed the arrival of serial winner Victor Valdes on a two-year deal, sending supporters into meltdown on Facebook and Twitter.
The news of England failing to perform at a major tournament is nothing new. However, being eliminated from the European Championship, by a team like Italy in 2012 is one thing.
After earning promotion from the English Championship, Middlesbrough will probably focus now on strengthening their squad with some Premier League quality players and are most likely looking forward to spending some money in the transfer market.
The big Boro transfer news that emerged from the last couple of weeks is the story linking Manchester United and Chelsea flop Radamel Falcao with a loan move to the club.
To say Dimitrios Konstantopoulos has had an interesting and varied career, would be an understatement. From Greek football, via Farense in Portugal, the goalkeeper found his way to English football in 2003, thanks to a trial with Hartlepool.
A new goalkeeper is needed, but Dimi deserves the opportunity to impress in the top flight.
With Euro 2016 upon us, the summer transfer window will probably slow down for a few weeks, as players concentrate on the finals in France.
Middlesbrough are back in the Premier League after too many years away.