Middlesbrough sign Bundesliga striker Delano Burgzorg


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Middlesbrough have agreed a deal to sign Bundesliga striker Delano Burgzorg from Mainz 05, subject to international clearance. The 25-year-old forward will join for an undisclosed fee on a four-year contract.

Burgzorg, a former Dutch youth international who also qualifies to play for Suriname, spent last season on loan with Huddersfield Town in the Championship. During his time there, he scored seven goals in 33 appearances.

The striker first gained attention in the Netherlands as a teenager before moving to Italian side Spezia, where he contributed to their promotion to Serie A. After further impressing in the Netherlands, he secured a move to Bundesliga side Mainz 05.

Boro head coach Michael Carrick expressed his excitement about the new signing: "We’re really happy to bring him in. He experienced the league last season, and we’re excited about what he’s capable of doing. He’s a threat and will be a real asset because he has different types of attributes to what we already have. He’s a good addition to the squad and being able to get things done early means he will be here for the start of pre-season.”

Burgzorg is Middlesbrough’s second signing of the summer, following the permanent acquisition of Luke Ayling, who impressed on loan last term.