This afternoon, Adam Clayton had put pen to paper on a four year contract with Middlesbrough after a very spell season with Huddersfield last season in the Championship.

The fee for the highly rated midfielder is thought to have been around £1.5 million in a player exchange deal with Jacob Butterfield.

The former Huddersfield man was being tracked by a number of clubs after winning the player of the year award last season, however Middlesbrough have won the race for his signature.

During a two year spell at Huddersfield, Adam Clayton has endured a very successful spell, making 94 appearances and scoring 12 goals as well as helping his team to prevent relegation for two successive seasons.

Clayton is Boro’s sixth signing this summer and is surely going to prove to be a very useful addition to a very promising squad who will definitely be towards the top of the table come the end of the season.