Newly promoted Middlesbrough have wasted little time in bolstering their squad ahead of Premier League participation, with the club announcing on their official website that they have concluded a deal for Ajax star Viktor Fischer.
The 21-year-old Denmark international has penned a three-year deal with the Teeside club for an undisclosed fee and his acquisition must be regarded as something of a coup.
Fischer has been on the radar since progressing through the fabled Ajax youth academy and making an impression in the Eredivisie giants’ first team.
The Scandinavian has been linked with Manchester United in the past and is widely regarded as a player with real potential.
Fischer has had his injury concerns in recent years that have blunted his development to some extent, but he still scored eight goals in 28 league outings for the Amsterdam club last season.
Versatile enough to play anywhere across the front line, the Dane is renowned for his trickery and turn of pace, with his arrival sure to excite the Boro fans.