Teen signs Boro deal

A teenager unwittingly caught up in the controversial Panorama probe into football has signed his first professional contract with Middlesbrough.

Nathan Porritt, who represented England at the Under-17s World Cup last year, has signed a two-year deal at the Riverside Stadium.

A left-sided midfielder or striker, 18-year-old Porritt found himself in the national spotlight in 2006 when Panorama’s “Undercover: Football’s Dirty Secrets” investigation alleged the then 15-year-old had been offered to Chelsea, Liverpool and Newcastle without Boro’s permission.

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