The former Manchester City striker signed for newly promoted Middlesbrough on a season-long loan deal.
Negredo endured a difficult spell in the La Liga with Valencia after signing from Manchester City in the summer of 2014. The 30-year old played a pivotal role in City’s 2013/14 double winning season, scoring 23 goals in 48 appearances. He would have likely contributed even more during that season had it not been for an injury he sustained in the middle of the season. His sudden drop in form saw him get shipped off to Los Che, where he struggled to hit the same kind of form, scoring only 18 goals over the course of 2 seasons.
Negredo, though bereft of confidence at the moment, could go on to become one of the signings of the summer if manager Airtor Karanka gets him playing back to his best. After acquiring former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes, Ajax’s Viktor Fischer and Negredo’s Valencia teammate Antonio Barragan, the former Manchester City striker’s signing for Boro put the fans in collective disbelief.
Negredo is such a good signing for Boro, had an unreal 13/14 season with City. Boro have an amazing side.
— NM (@ffsRooney) July 20, 2016
Reckon Negredo’s an excellent signing for Boro. Difficult couple of years but tailor-made for the PL.
— Rupert Fryer (@Rupert_Fryer) July 20, 2016
Negredo to Boro is a belting deal.
— Perry Smith (@PerrySmith45) July 20, 2016
Negredo is a cracking signing for Boro mind
— LΛɄƦƎͶ ΔЧЯƎ (@LaurenSAFC92) July 20, 2016
The Negredo #Boro are getting is not in great shape, but as a loan, it’s a punt most of us would take. Has proven he can win PL games.
— Sam Tighe (@stighefootball) July 20, 2016
121 – Alvaro Negredo has scored 121 goals in the Big 5 European leagues since 07/08; the most of any Spanish player during this period. Ace.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) July 20, 2016
Who wouldn’t stick a cheeky tenner on Middlesbrough to win the league? #Negredo
— Man like Loco (@BadshahLoco) July 20, 2016
Lol our fans love negredo and act like hasn’t been shit for Valencia
— Pep’s son (@GoodKunManCity) July 20, 2016
— Matt Baker (@bakermatt86) July 20, 2016
Find it hilarious Negredo will be strike partners with David Nugent
— CB (@Calburden26) July 20, 2016
I still don’t get why city got rid of Negredo? The guy scored 23 goals in his first season!?
— Charlie James Rice (@Criceey10) July 20, 2016
Negredo is away to M’boro. FFS!
— Craig (@Creg1888) July 20, 2016
Loved big Negredo, think he’ll be a superb signing for Boro
— Stuart McKinney (@TheStuMac23) July 20, 2016
Can’t wait to get thrashed 8-1 again by Boro. Negredo double hatrick.
— fred (@errr_eli) July 20, 2016
How on earth Middlesbrough got away with Alvaro Negredo that I will never know
— Jerry (@jerry3089) July 20, 2016
Valdes, de roon, Fischer, barragan, negredo and possibly subotic…Middlesbrough the new Leicester?
— Finn McGourty (@finn_mcgourty) July 20, 2016
Middlesbrough fans dreaming of a Nugent/Negredo strike force. pic.twitter.com/1GsspYfqkL
— NOW TV Sport (@NOWTVSport) July 20, 2016
After Middlesbrough sign Alvaro Negredo, you have to wonder what the future holds for poor Jordan Rhodes…https://t.co/kWv0uHbBG8
— Free Bets (@freebetscouk) July 20, 2016
If Negredo’s wife didn’t like Manchester she is gonna love the Shithole that is the ‘Boro hahahah
— Matty Nemesis (@MattyNemesis) July 20, 2016
Boro going mad on signings valdes and negredo!
— Kane Firth (@kanofirth) July 20, 2016
So Middleborough have signed Valdes AND Negredo this transfer window. While #Arsenal have signed another nobody.
— Charlie Bayliss (@charliebayliss_) July 20, 2016
Pretty sure the reason Al Negredo left City was because his wife was homesick, yet he’s just signed for Middlesbrough 🤔
— Lewis (@Lewis93_) July 20, 2016
Boro fans need to pipe down about Negredo. He’s scored 19 goals in 3 year. Shite record. He’s finished
— 95 (@_wisemensay) July 20, 2016
Negredo can fuck off, apparently homesick and then goes and lives in Middlesbrough.
— Craig Cosgrave (@CraigCos91) July 20, 2016
Middlesbrough loanee forward Alvaro Negredo is better than all Arsenal strikers. See my life as a gooner ❤😍👌🏻 #WengerOut
— HAMILTON (@ArRsenalll) July 20, 2016
Middlesbrough are going all fucking out eh? Valdés, Fischer, Negredo, Ramírez… They’re gonna do a Leicester.
— Unnamed (@TorontoHooligan) July 20, 2016
Negredo to Boro, my heart hurts
— Kieran (@OneBrough) July 20, 2016