Middlesbrough to part with goalkeeper

Middlesbrough's Tomas Mejias celebrates saving Manchester United's Wayne Rooney's penalty during the penalty shootout

Aitor Karanka confirms Dimi Konstantopoulos or Tomas Mejias will leave.

Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka before the matchMiddlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka before the match

Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka has confirmed that he will be letting Dimi Konstantopoulos or Tomas Mejias leave the club in the coming weeks.

Spanish international Victor Valdes arrived at Boro earlier this summer and he was joined by Brad Guzan from Aston Villa last week, and with those two being first choice - Karanka has confirmed he does not need to further experienced keepers.

It now remains to be seen which player will be staying and which heading out, with both players only signing new deals last season.

Dimi KonstantopoulosDimi Konstantopoulos

"I don't think we'll have four (goalkeepers)," Karanka has confirmed, reported by Gazette Live.

"The keeper is a different position but I don't want to stay with four. I don't think it's good for me and for us, and I don't think it's good for the keepers.

"A team doesn't need four keepers."

Middlesbrough’s Tomas Mejias celebratesMiddlesbrough’s Tomas Mejias celebrates

37-year-old Konstantopoulos initially joined Boro in the summer of 2013 as back-up but he battled to become number one, and has played over 80 games in the last two seasons and earned a new one-year deal at the end of last season.

One of those who he beat to the number one shirt is Mejias, who arrived from Real Madrid - initially on loan - in 2014. He started the following season but a string of errors saw him replaced and he has since been limited to mainly cup appearances although he was handed a new two-year deal in February this year. 

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