The move is a permanent one, with Atalanta re-signing the player they sold to us a year ago.

De Roon, 26, made 34 appearances in the Premier League and two in the FA Cup in his one season on Teesside, scoring five goals, perhaps the most memorable of which was the late equaliser away to Manchester City in November.

Due to a privacy clause in the contract, we are unable to release the fee involved.

Everyone at MFC wishes Marten all the best for the future.