Aden Flint joins Middlesbrough from Bristol City on four-year deal

Middlesbrough have completed the signing of centre-half Aden Flint from Bristol City on a four-year deal.

Sky Sports News understands Boro have agreed a fee in the region of £7m with Bristol City for the 28-year-old.

Flint becomes Boro’s second signing of the summer, following Paddy McNair’s move from Sunderland.

Bristol City turned down a £6m bid from Brighton for Flint in the January transfer window.

Birmingham City were interested in signing the centre-back last August but were put off by Bristol City’s £10m valuation.

Despite playing in defence, Flint has established himself as a good goalscorer, scoring 36 goals in 202 league games for the Robins, including 15 in 2014/15 when they were promoted from Sky Bet League One.