Jonathan Woodgate reveals why Middlesbrough signed Swiss goalkeeper Dejan Stojanovic
Middlesbrough have completed the signing of 26-year-old goalkeeper Dejan Stojanovic from Swiss side St Gallen.
Stojanovic, who was born in Austria, has signed for the Teessiders on a three-and-a-half year deal following Darren Randolph's move to West Ham.
Boro boss Jonathan Woodgate said: “We’re delighted to be able to sign Dejan. With Darren joining West Ham it was important that we added competition for the goalkeepers who are here.”
Stojanovic joined St Gallen in 2016 from Italian side Bologna and has made over 50 appearances for the Swiss side.
The stopper will join up with his new team-mates on Sunday so won’t be available for Friday’s Championship game at Fulham.
Boro then face Birmingham at the Riverside on Tuesday, January 21.
Stojanovic will be expected to compete with academy graduate Aynsley Pears for the No 1 jersey at the Riverside.
Pears has started Boro’s last 10 league games after making his Championship debut in October.