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Boro complete 3m Hoyte capture

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Hoyte excited by Boro challenge

Middlesbrough have completed the signing of Arsenal left-back Justin Hoyte for a fee of 3m.

The 23-year-old graduate of the Gunners' academy joins the Teesside club on a four-year contract.

Former England Under-21 international Hoyte struggled to establish himself in the first team at Arsenal and spent the 2005-06 season on loan at Sunderland.

Hoyte completed a medical on Saturday but the deal was not completed in time for him to play against Tottenham.

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He will be unveiled to the Boro crowd ahead of the Premier League opener against Spurs at the Riverside Stadium.

Hoyte made his Gunners debut at the end of the 2002/2003 season and went on to play a total of 68 games for the club.


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Lawro's Premier League guide
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Gunners allow Hoyte to face them
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Ipswich set to sign Hoyte
27 Jul 04 |  Ipswich


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