It is going to be a busy few months at Middlesbrough with lots of incomings and outgoings now that the English transfer window has officially opened.
A 1-0 defeat at the hands of Bristol City on Tuesday means that Boro have now lost five successive games in the Championship.
The former Chelsea midfielder, who has also won the Champions League in his illustrious career, is looking forward to helping push Boro towards promotion to the Premier League.
Middlesbrough make three changes going into the game at the Hawthorns.
The failure of Middlesbrough to lure new players to the Riverside Stadium on Transfer Deadline Day has left them weaker, Tony Pulis has claimed.
As the January transfer window came to a close last night, we wrap up who Boro signed in the window.
Sunderland have completed the signing of the 33-year-old on a permanent deal.
Having already knocked Premier League side Leicester out of the FA Cup this season, Newport County are looking for another major scalp.
Various reports claim that Sunderland are set to complete the signing of the 33-year-old midfielder within the next 24 hours.
Middlesbrough FC have completed the signing of the ex-Premier League midfielder.
John Obi Mikel is expected to complete his move to Boro, paving the way for a Boro outgoing.
The two-time Premier League winning midfielder was rumoured to have been at Rockliffe Park today.