Middlesbrough set to sign Colombian defender Bernardo Espinosa

Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka
Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka

Middlesbrough have announced Colombian defender Bernardo Espinosa is to be their second new signing of the summer.

Boro released a statement on Wednesday that said a deal had been agreed for Espinosa to join them on July 1 when his contract with Spanish club Sporting Gijon has expired.

The 26-year-old centre-half has been with Sporting since 2013 and has also previously played for Sevilla and Racing Santander.

Middlesbrough, back in the Premier League next term after finishing as runners-up in the 2015-16 Championship, have already this summer recruited Denmark winger Viktor Fischer from Ajax.