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Middlesbrough forward Martin Braithwaite signs four-year deal at Leganes

Denmark international Braithwaite, who made 19 LaLiga appearances while on loan at Leganes last season, has signed a four-year deal.

Martin Braithwaite’s loan spell at Leganes has been made permanent (Mark Kerton/PA)
Martin Braithwaite’s loan spell at Leganes has been made permanent (Mark Kerton/PA)

Middlesbrough forward Martin Braithwaite has completed a permanent move to Spanish club Leganes.

Denmark international Braithwaite, who made 19 LaLiga appearances while on loan at Leganes last season, has signed a four-year deal.

“Braithwaite spent the second half of last season on loan with the LaLiga club and he completed a permanent switch late on Wednesday evening,” Boro confirmed on their official website.

“The 28-year-old joined Boro from Toulouse in the summer of 2017 and has made 40 appearances over a two-season period that has also included loan spells with Bordeaux and Leganes.”

Boro appointed former defender Jonathan Woodgate as manager in June following the departure of Tony Pulis and the club are looking to rebuild their squad.

Woodgate has made only one signing since replacing Pulis – the return of goalkeeper Tomas Mejias from Omonia Nicosia – while defender Aden Flint moved to Cardiff last week for an undisclosed fee.

Meanwhile, teenage striker Billal Brahimi has opted not to sign a new deal with Boro and return home to France instead, the Championship club have announced.

Brahimi joined Boro’s academy two years ago and made his solitary first-team appearance against Rochdale in last season’s Carabao Cup.

Boro have confirmed they are entitled to compensation for Brahimi when he signs with a new club.

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