Kenyan right-back George Gitau has completed a move to English Championship side Middlesbrough on a scholarship contract.
The young full-back has spent time with Crystal Palace, Arsenal and Brighton during his junior years but will link up with Middlesbrough’s academy in July.
Middlesbrough confirmed the news on their official website, "George Gitau is our latest scholarship recruit for next summer.
"The Under-16 right-back was previously with Crystal Palace, Arsenal, and Brighton. Gitau is quick, athletic, and smooth in possession, and he impressed after a trial.
"The youngster will join 12 other young hopefuls next summer on an Academy scholarship at Rockliffe."