MIDDLESBROUGH have confirmed the signing of full-back Anfernee Dijksteel from Charlton Athletic.

Dijksteel, a 22-year-old right-back, has completed a £2m switch from the Valley and penned a three-year deal at the Riverside.

He will train with his new team-mates for the first time this morning, and is available to make his Boro debut in Saturday's Championship home game with Brentford.

A former Holland Under-20 international, Dijksteel made 59 senior appearances for Charlton after progressing through the club's youth ranks.

His arrival plugs a gap in Boro's squad at right-back, with midfielder Jonny Howson having lined up on the right of the back four in last week's Championship opener at Luton Town.

Boro head coach Jonathan Woodgate said: "Anfernee is another young player who fits the mould of what we want at this club. He’s the type of footballer I like. I like the way he gets forward and the way he gets back, he’s very athletic.

“I’ve watched him and I like what I’ve seen. I’ve done a lot of work on him, and he’s my number one choice."