Middlesbrough Manager Garry Monk Swoops for Youthful Duo George Miller and Connor Roberts
New Middlesbrough manager Garry Monk has continued his summer purchasing spree, bringing in the youthful duo of George Miller and Connor Roberts.
Miller impressed during his time with League One outfit Bury, scoring 7 goals in 29 games, despite making just 6 starts. The 19-year old, who Boro have reportedly brought in for less than £1m - which could rise in the future, per GazetteLive - has signed a three-year deal with the Championship club. Per Middlesbrough's website, he is set to join up with the team's U23 side.
The youngster spoke to the club website about joining the team:
"Boro is a great club with big ambitions and this move is a big step up for me. I want to play well with the Under-23s and then hopefully get into that first team because that's where everyone wants to be."
Along with Miller, Monk has also brought in 21-year old defender Connor Roberts, on loan from Monk's old team, Swansea City.
The Welsh international has yet to appear for the Swans, but has previously played for both Yeovil, and Bristol Rovers, both on loan. The right-back has also made two appearances for the Welsh National U21 side.
Roberts is likely to play in the backup role to fellow new signing Cyrus Christie, who was signed from Derby County for a fee of £2.38m. He most recently played in Swansea City's disappointing 1-0 friendly defeat to League Two side Barnet.
The young duo are two of many new faces brought in by Garry Monk so far this offseason. Others have included Norwich midfielder Jonathan Howson, and forward Martin Braithwaite.