Middlesbrough are on the verge of signing Diego Fabbrini on an initial loan deal.

The Italian playmaker has had loan spells at Millwall and Birmingham and made an impact at both, but now looks set to move to Middlesbrough rather than the Blues, who have been linked to signing him.

This news will come as a blow to Birmingham fans, where he quickly became a fan favourite, especially as they harboured hopes of signing him again.

The attacking midfielder is set to sign for Boro this afternoon, with Jordan Rhodes also reportedly close to signing, which would make Middlesbrough a very scary outfit this year.

Boro are looking for promotion this year, which might have swayed Fabbrini’s decision.


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