Middlesbrough have added two wingers to their ranks on deadline day, confirming the arrivals of Neeskens Kebano and Nathaniel Mendez-Laing.
Middlesbrough Add Neeskens Kebano and Nathaniel Mendez-Laing to Their Ranks
Permanent Deal for Mendez-Laing
Mendez-Laing joins Middlesbrough after being released by Cardiff City earlier this season.
The 28-year-old was managed by Boro boss Neil Warnock during his time at South Wales, and it is arguably under him where he enjoyed his best football. He registered seven goals and five assists in his first season under Warnock, helping the club earn promotion to the Premier League.
Speaking about his new signing to the Middlesbrough website, Warnock said: “I know Mendez well and he’ll give us an added dimension. It’ll be couple of weeks before he’s match fit but it’ll be great to have him for this run-in now.
“We have been short of wide players and he is a player with something to prove. We’re looking forward to having him here.”
Kebano Arrives on Loan
Middlesbrough have also confirmed the arrival of Fulham winger Neeskens Kebano. The midfielder replaces Patrick Roberts, who has joined Derby County on loan.
After his arrival, Warnock said to the official club website: “It’s a deal I didn’t think would happen. We’ve been after Neeskens for a few weeks now and we’ve managed to get it over the line which is a real plus for us.
“Mendez-Laing and Yannick are both lacking match fitness whereas Neeskens has been involved and playing. He’s another string to our bow and we’re looking forward to him joining us.”
Following the Cottagers return to the Premier League last season, Kebano has featured sporadically this season for Scott Parker’s side, making 10 appearances in all competitions. The last of those appearances came in the FA Cup, as Fulham were defeated 3-0 by Burnley in the fourth round.
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