Boro wrap up Tuncay move

22 June 2007 04:42
Middlesbrough have confirmed the capture of Sanli Tuncay subject to the Turkey international securing a work permit. The 25-year-old forward passed a medical at Boro's Rockliffe Park training ground on Friday and has agreed a four-year contract. Tuncay is Gareth Southgate's second signing of the week following the £2million transfer of Jeremie Aliadiere from Arsenal. The former Fenerbahce star still has to secure a work permit, but Boro's chief executive Keith Lamb doesn't anticipate any problems with the paperwork. He has a Turkish passport and is therefore not classed as European, but has played in sufficient internationals over the past two years to qualify for a work permit. "We're delighted that Tuncay has committed his future to Middlesbrough," said Lamb "He is a major star in Turkey so it is a big coup for us to have signed a player of his quality on a free transfer." Tuncay was a free agent after coming to the end of his contract at Fenerbahce and is a proven goalscorer having netted 12 goals in 38 appearances for his country and 77 times for his club in just over 200 appearances.

Source: ESA