Arnel Jakupovic has left Boro to join Italian Serie A side Empoli for an undisclosed fee.

An Austria Under-19s international, Jakupovic joined Boro's Under-23s in the summer of 2015 from FK Austria Wien.

The striker enjoyed a fine run of form for Boro last season, scoring 14 goals in 20 appearances in the Premier League 2 and UEFA Youth League.

Jakupovic has two goals in eight appearances for Boro this year after suffering a double injury to his hip and hamstring.