Academy defender George Gitau has signed professional terms with Boro. 

The right-back, who also celebrates turning 18 today, joined Boro a year ago after previous spells with Crystal Palace, Arsenal, and Brighton.

George was a regular for Boro's Under-18s in the 2020/21 season, and featured in our Under-17s' run to the Premier League Cup final.

He has also made eight appearances with our Under-23s in the PL2, scoring in a 1-1 draw with Aston Villa.