Middlesbrough sign teenage striker Curtis Main

Curtis Main
Main scored five goals in 22 starts for Darlington

Championship side Middlesbrough have signed striker Curtis Main, following his release by Darlington.

The 18-year-old, who was previously linked with a move to Fulham, has signed a one-year deal with an option for a further year.

"I saw enough of him in a couple of days' training to know that he's got potential," boss Tony Mowbray said.

"If I compare him to other lads at a similar age level to him who we already have here, he looks physically ready."

Mowbray added: "He's a powerful lad and what we will try to do is mould him into a first-team player over the next couple of years."

Main scored five goals in 22 starts for the Quakers, making 66 appearances in total.