Guillem Balague offers his thoughts on Middlesbrough-bound Bernardo Espinosa

Television pundit and journalist Guillem Balague during the Soccerex Transfer Review by Prime Time Sport

Bernardo Espinosa agreed a move to Middlesbrough on Wednesday.

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Guillem Balague has taken to Twitter to offer his thoughts on new Middlesbrough signing Bernardo Espinosa.

The defender was confirmed as Middlesbrough’s second signing of the summer transfer window yesterday.

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He will join Aitor Karanka’s side on a free transfer on July 1 when his current deal at La Liga side Sporting Gijon comes to an end.

Aside from the Spanish football fans among the Middlesbrough faithful, he is likely to be a name that few of them are aware of.

Balague has moved to help that, offering his thoughts on the player via social networking site Twitter.

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It will now be interesting to see if Espinosa can break into an already firmly established Middlesbrough defence next season.

They were the best defensive unit in the Championship last season as they conceded just 31 goals across the campaign, the fewest in the whole division.

That’s an impressive record to say the least, and something they will be keen to replicate if they are avoid relegation in the Premier League next season, meaning Espinosa faces a fight to be a regular for Boro next season.

Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka poses for a selfie with a fan as he celebrates promotion to the premier leagueMiddlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka poses for a selfie with a fan as he celebrates promotion to the premier league

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