Boro sign 18-year old Lyon midfielder

July 12, 2006

Middlesbrough have signed 18-year-old Lyon midfielder Herold Goulon on a three-year contract.

The French teenager, who spent three years at the French National Football Academy in Clarefontaine, will join Boro's reserve side.

'Herold is a tall, strong defensive midfielder with good technical ability,' Ron Bone told the club's website, mfc.co.uk.

'We have high hopes of him progressing eventually to the first team.'