Alvardo Negredo's position at Middlesbrough proves how strong the appeal of the Premier League really is.
The now Middlesbrough striker was wanted by Spurs this time last year.
The Monday night Premier League action sees two north-east teams in need of points line up against each other at the Riverside.
The Boro striker was an aerial colossus as well as a clinician up front versus Leicester City.
Alvaro Negredo has only scored once since joining Middlesbrough.
We preview Middlesbrough's predicted line-up to face Chelsea this weekend.
Middlesbrough face Manchester City this weekend.
'Boro's Spanish forward travels to his old club Manchester City on Saturday afternoon.
The Boro forward won the most aerial battles and was the key creator for Aitor Karanka's side.
Boro have endured a testing start to the season so a win would have gone down quite well in the North East. If only their star midfielder had been on form.
Romelu Lukaku netted for the fourth time this week as unbeaten Everton came from behind to comfortably beat Middlesbrough 3-1.
HITC Sport understands personal terms were agreed last week.
Alvaro Negredo’s future may lie away from the Etihad, but the Spaniard appears to be getting back to his best if a new video from Valencia is to be believed.