Middlesbrough have confirmed the signing of Dutch full-back Michael Reiziger on a free transfer.

Reiziger, whose contract at Barcelona had expired, passed a medical at Boro yesterday and was unveiled at the club's Rockliffe Park training ground this afternoon.

The 31-year-old also attracted interest from Spanish champions Valencia but Reiziger said he was keen to test himself in the Barclays Premiership.

Middlesbrough are also hoping to confirm the signing of Leeds striker Mark Viduka, who passed a medical last Friday, in the near future.

Filed by James Boylan