I will impress Middlesbrough fans - Faris Haroun

Faris Haroun
Haroun made 95 appearances for Belgian side Germinal Beerschot

New Middlesbrough midfielder Faris Haroun has said that his physical style of football will go down well with fans on Teesside.

The 25-year-old, who previously played in the Belgian league for Germinal Beerschot, signed a three-year deal following a successful trial.

He told BBC Tees: "I'm a player who has a lot of physical qualities, of energy.

"If I can (score) a goal or assist it's OK, but at the moment it's the team who is my first choice."

There had been delays to the completion of Haroun's deal because of paperwork, and the Belgium international said: "I had hoped to play sooner and last time it was just for one day the papers weren't ready."

But having missed the first three games of the season, he added that he might not quite be ready for a starting spot in Boro's line-up.

"It's maybe a little soon. For me I'm happy that the paperwork is OK and to be in the squad and then for sure the games are going to come I can hope to get more and more play."