Middlesbrough have confirmed the signing of Dutch midfielder Marten de Roon from Atalanta.

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de roon atalThe Premier League new boys agreed a fee believed to be around €14 million with the Seria A club last week and have now confirmed the capture of De Roon on a multi-year contract.

The midfielder started his career with Sparta Rotterdam before joining Heerenveen in 2012. In three years with the Frisian’s De Roon made 88 league appearances, scoring five goals before moving to Italy with Atalanta last year. The 25-year-old was a sensation in his first year in Italy, making 36 league appearances and being named as the Atalanta fans player of the season.

De Roon will now make the step up to the Premier League and joins former Ajax winger Viktor Fischer at Middlesbrough.

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