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Boro Make First Addition Of January Window With Signing Of Man City Starlet Who Was In Man United’s Academy

Middlesbrough have today made their first signing of the winter transfer window following the sale of Chris Forshaw to Leeds United for £4.5 million last week.

Tony Pulis has managed to secure the loan signing of England U21 international Jack Harrison for the rest of the season.

Manchester City had just signed Harrison on a £4 million transfer from sister club New York City FC earlier in the day as the youngster landed in the UK having flown in from the USA.

Jack Harrison has an interesting history as he was born in England near Stoke-on-Trent and attended the Manchester United Academy before moving to America with his family when he was younger.

Stoke City had also been credited with interest in signing the young winger in this window but were put off by the fee involved but are still in the market for a midfielder/forward.

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Boro however look to have pulled off a minor coup with the loan signing of Harrison who clearly has a bright future after forcing his way into first team action with New York City FC and then attracting Manchester City to buy him outright following his fine play in Major League Soccer.

How much Tony Pulis uses Jack Harrison remains to be seen but it could turn out to be a shrewd bit of business.