Manchester City have sent Argentine youngster Bruno Zuculini on loan to Middlesbrough as they look to give the 22-year-old first-team experience.
It is a third loan move for Zuculini, who is yet to make a senior league appearance for City, having had temporary spells at Valencia and Cordoba in La Liga last season.
The Premier League heavyweights hope a switch to Championship side Boro will provide the 22-year-old with valuable game time during his month-long stay at the Riverside Stadium. Aitor Karanka’s men are fourth in the second tier.
Also on Monday, City confirmed the signing of Australian Luke Brattan on a free transfer after he left Brisbane Roar in the off-season over a breach of contract.
Hull-born Brattan, 25, has been loaned to Championship side Bolton until January 3.