Boro will host French giants Olympique de Marseille in a Friday night friendly ahead of the new season.

The Ligue Un club travel to Teesside for a 7pm kick-off on Friday 22 July in what will be Boro’s final non-competitive outing before the new campaign.

Managed by the Argentine Jorge Sampaoli, Marseille were runners-up in the French top flight last season and will provide a stern test for Chris Wilder’s Boro, including in their ranks the likes of Dimitri Payet, Mattéo Guendouzi and Arkadiusz Milik.

Ticket prices and selling arrangements will follow in due course, along with details of plans for a family fun evening at the Riverside.