Betis sign Barragan – report

Real Betis have completed the signing of Middlesbrough full back Antonio Barragan with an official announcement on Thursday, say reports in Spain.

According to Estadio Deportivo, the 30-year-old has passed a medical with the Seville-based club and will replace Cristiano Piccini, who has left for Sporting Lisbon, in their squad.

Barragan joined Boro last summer for a €2.5m fee from Valencia and started 26 Premier League matches at the Riverside Stadium but was unable to prevent the club’s relegation.

The deal is set to be announced on Thursday evening while another Premier League based Spanish defender – Swansea’s Jordi Amat – is currently undergoing a medical with the club.

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