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Manchester City sign Jack Harrison from New York City and send him straight out on loan

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Manchester City have confirmed they have signed 21-year-old midfielder Jack Harrison from New York City and that he will spend the rest of the season out on loan at Middlesbrough.

Harrison joins on a three-and-a-half-year deal and says he is looking forward to life back in England.

“I can’t wait to get started over here,” he said.

“I’ve really enjoyed my time with New York City and I’d like to thank Patrick Vieira and his coaching staff for helping me to develop as a player.

“I feel I’ve really improved working under him and playing regularly in the MLS, but now I’m looking forward to testing myself in England.

“Middlesbrough are a good club, with Premier League experience and they’re in the mix for a return via the playoffs this season.

“Hopefully I can help them achieve that.”

Source | Manchester City

Middlesbrough are currently eighth in the Championship and eyeing a play-off spot.

Harrison is an England Under-21 international who moved to the United States as a 14-year-old and impressed last season in MLS.

City will be hoping he can get some minutes and experience with Tony Pulis’s side before he returns to the club in the summer.