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.

 

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