Middlesbrough sign striker Kike from Real Murcia

GOOD RECORD: Kike
GOOD RECORD: Kike

MIDDLESBROUGH have confirmed the signing of highly-rated Spanish striker Enrique García from Real Murcia.

The striker, who is also known as Kike, is due to link up with the Boro squad in Marbella early next week to complete the formalities of the move.

The former Spanish Under-20 striker has scored 48 goals in 150 league games for Murcia.

He netted 23 goals last season as Murcia finished fourth in the Segunda Division.

A club announcement said: “The 24-year-old has a proven track record in front of goal, and is seen as an exciting signing ahead of the new season.

“An agreement has been reached between the two clubs, and the player, and the deal will be completed early next week subject to a successful medical and international clearance.”

Kike will be the club’s second signing of the summer, joining fellow Spaniard Tomas Mejias, who was at the club on loan last season.