NEIL WARNOCK has confirmed Martin Payero has passed a medical with Middlesbrough but there are minor details to finalise before a move can be completed

Payero will link up with Argentina's squad for the Olympics over the next few weeks before finalising a move to Boro.

It seems like it would take a huge turn of events for Payero not to end up becoming a Boro player for the next Championship campaign with the Boro boss seemingley confident about bringing the Argentine into the fold. 

Payero has been linked with a move to Boro for a number of weeks but Warnock dismissed the £5.8 million fee that was initally reported to secure the 22-year-old's services.

After Boro's 3-0 win over Bishop Auckland, Warnock said about the move: "There's not a lot to say other than he has passed his medical. Now it's just a matter of watching him play some games.

"I don't think all the financial details are finalised yet but as much as we can say.

"I had a good chat to the lad and he was looking forward to it. Nice lad and I think he's looking to build a platform for the next few years.

"He can play 8 and 10. He makes some good runs when he's further forward. He very rarely gives the ball away, good on set pieces.

"He can chip in with goals as well. Whether he can start straight away with the Championship we'll have to see.

"I'm hoping he plays regularly in the Olympics so if he does fitness won't a problem.

"I've asked him to get knocked out in the quarter finals if he can. It's in the morning."

There isn't a timescale on when Payero's move will be completed but fans can expect to see him become a Boro player once he returns from the Olympics with Argentina. 

Boro will now head down to Cornwall for a week long training camp where they''ll face Tavistock, Haltash United and Plymouth Argyle.