Middlesbrough are thought to be closing in on former Barcelona defender Damia Abella, after an agreement was reached with his current club Osasuna.

Sky Sports News reports that the 32-year-old Spanish defender is set to sign a two-year-deal at the Riverside, just in time for the Championship kick off this weekend.

It is reported that the defender is due in the North East sometime today to complete a medical before joining up with his team mates.

More to follow.


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