What has been a protracted waiting game involving confederations and clubs from other countries came to an end when the FA confirmed this morning that the 28-year old Uruguayan international striker has been given clearance to play.

He will be given squad number 18 for the forthcoming season.

Stuani has signed a contract to keep him at Boro until 2019 and the striker been able to train with the squad while all parties have waited for a mound of paperwork to clear.