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Middlesbrough strike deal to beat Nottingham Forest and Wolves to 21-year-old

 have agreed a deal to sign Alex Gilbert from Brentford's B teamSky Sports Newscan exclusively reveal.

The total package, which includes a sell-on percentage, is believed to be worth almost £1m. 

Gilbert is a 21-year-old left-winger who has six caps for Republic of Ireland U21s.  He previously spent time on loan at Swindon.

Sky Sports News also revealed yesterday that Boro are set to sign Holland U20 international Rav van den Berg – brother of Liverpool defender Sepp van den Berg – in what could be seen as a coup for the club.

The Championship side have agreed a deal with his current club PEC Zwolle in the Eredivisie and he is expected to travel to Teesside early next week for a medical.

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