Middlesbrough have announced Tomas Mejias as their first signing of the Jonathan Woodgate regime via their official website.
Middlesbrough have re-signed goalkeeper Mejias on a free transfer subject to international clearance. The 30-year old rejoins the Teesside club on a two-year deal.
The Spaniard endured an up and down four years at Boro, often finding himself in and out of the team in the league. He was often used as a second choice behind regular number one Dimi Konstantopoulous.
His stand out moments for the club however were in the club’s cup competitions, with Mejias playing a huge part in the victory over Manchester City at the Etihad in the FA Cup in 2015, and he was the man of the match in the penalty shootout win over Manchester United at Old Trafford, saving spot kicks from Wayne Rooney and Ashley Young.
He will most likely be a back-up to Darren Randolph at Boro going forwards, but given Konstantopoulos’ recent release from the club, and Connor Ripley’s sale to Preston North End in the January transfer window, the North-East side will have been desperate to recruit a goalkeeper to challenge the Republic of Ireland shot stopper.
Mejias rejoins Boro after a season spent in the Cyprus First Division, where he played 28 times for eventual fifth placed side AC Omonia Nicosia. However, his contract was not renewed past his initial one year deal, and he was made a free agent.
It is yet unreported whether Mejias will join up with his Boro team mates in Austria for the commencement of pre-season this week.