MIDDLESBROUGH have confirmed they will sign Spanish striker Kike from Murcia next week, subject to a successful medical.
Enrique Garcia Martinez – known as Kike – will link up with the Boro squad in Marbella next week, where he will finalise a £3.5m move subejct to a successful medical and international clearance.
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Karanka is in the market for two forwards this summer and has returned to his homeland in order to sign the first having worked with Kike in the Spanish youth set-up.
The 24-year-old has spent seven years at Murcia, scoring 48 goals in 150 appearances.