MIDDLESBROUGH have confirmed the signing of midfielder James Lea-Siliki on a season-long loan from Rennes.

The 25-year-old is Boro's second deadline-day loan signing, following the arrival of Andraz Sporar from Sporting Lisbon, which was confirmed earlier today.

Lea-Siliki is a central midfielder, who can also play in a variety of positions down the left-hand side.

A Cameroon international, he has clocked up almost a century of appearances for Rennes and was a winner of the Coupe de France winner in 2019.

Boro boss Neil Warnock said: "James is another name that came up and he will be another good addition to the squad.

"My contacts in France are very impressed with him and we feel he will add to what we have, particularly with his range of passing."

Lea-Siliki is Boro's 12th signing of an extremnely busy summer.