Jonathan Woodgate reacts to second January signing as Lukas Nmecha arrives from Manchester City

Middlesbrough have completed their second signing of the January transfer window following the arrival of striker Lukas Nmecha from Manchester City.

Friday, 3rd January 2020, 11:46 am
Updated Friday, 3rd January 2020, 11:53 am
Striker Lukas Nmecha made 38 appearances during a loan spell at Preston last season.
Striker Lukas Nmecha made 38 appearances during a loan spell at Preston last season.

The 21-year-old has followed City team-mate Patrick Roberts to the Riverside, with both signing loan deals until the end of season.

Nmecha made 38 appearances while on loan at Preston last season and scored four goals for the Lillywhites.

The striker spent the first half of this season at German club VfL Wolfsburg but made just six Bundesliga appearances.

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Boro boss Jonathan Woodgate said: “We’re delighted to bring Lukas to the club. He is a terrific young player who has the benefit of a year’s experience of Championship football.

“He is another young, hungry player of real quality and it’s great that we’ve been able to get him.

“In Lukas and Patrick we have signed two very good players, and we’ve been able to bring them in early in the transfer window which is a real bonus.”