Official: City sign England U21 midfielder Jack Harrison and loan him to Middlesbrough
BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 08: Jack Harrison of England U21’s during a training session at St Georges Park on November 8, 2017 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)
Manchester City have completed the signing of England under-21 international Jack Harrison from sister club New York City FC.
✍️ We are delighted to announce the signing of @Harrison_Jack11 from @NYCFC.
He now joins @Boro on loan until the end of the season.
Good luck, Jack! 👍k9kxoLEPKp
— Manchester City (@ManCity) January 30, 2018
The deal comes after Harrison, who has reportedly cost the Blues £4million, saw a proposed transfer to Stoke City collapse, which led to Manchester City stepping in.
Harrison, 21, has joined Tony Pulis’ Middlesbrough on loan for the rest of the season for his first taste of English football at senior level after moving to the USA as a youngster in 2013.
#Boro are delighted to confirm the loan signing of @Harrison_Jack11 from @ManCity ✍🏼🔴⚪️
Full story ➡️ K1rD8I5PpD #UTB pic.twitter.com/G1BeXuU1kk
— Middlesbrough FC (@Boro) January 30, 2018
The former Manchester United and Liverpool trainee won his first two England U-21 caps last October against Scotland and Andorra, and his excellent form in MLS put him on the radar of numerous English sides.
He said: “I can’t wait to get started over here.
“I’ve really enjoyed my time with New York City and I’d like to thank Patrick Vieira and his coaching staff for helping me to develop as a player.
“I feel I’ve really improved working under him and playing regularly in the MLS, but now I’m looking forward to testing myself in England.
“Middlesbrough are a good club, with Premier League experience and they’re in the mix for a return via the playoffs this season.
“Hopefully I can help them achieve that.”
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