Former Sunderland midfielder Whitehead makes Middlesbrough switch

Sky Sports is reporting Championship Middlesbrough have agreed a deal with former Sunderland midfielder Dean Whitehead.

The Teessiders have been in talks with 31 year old for a number of weeks following his release by Stoke City and he is now undergoing a medical ahead of putting pen to paper.

Whitehead returns to the North East after spending five years with rivals Sunderland before moving to Stoke in 2009.

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