Middlesbrough finalise signing of £5m Argentine midfielder

Date published: Monday 2nd August 2021 4:40 - TEAMtalk staff

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Middlesbrough have finalised a deal for promising Argentine midfielder Martin Payero, TEAMtalk can confirm.

The 22-year-old, who turns 23 next month, has flown into England direct from Japan where he featured for Argentina in the Olympics. Payero’s country suffered an early exit, however, with the Argentines going out at the group stage.

Boro set up a move for the Banfield star – who will cost in the region of £5million – through their Uruguayan coach Leo Perkovich, who recommended the player to manager Neil Warnock.

The Teessiders have a rich history of signing South Americans. They agreed terms prior to the Olympics and completed the deal over the weekend. We understand that Payero has now signed a long-term contract.

The player now has to isolate due to COVID regulations but he will be free to be included in Boro’s squad for this weekend’s season opener at Fulham.


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