Rochemback and Xavier sign in

Last updated : 01 September 2005 By Reggie Holdsworth
Rochemback arrived on Teesside at tea-time yesterday and after discussions with Steve McClaren and a medical, the Brazilian signed a five year deal with the club.

It is believed that Boro paid around £1m to Barcelona to release the 23-year-old from his three year loan spell at Sporting Lisbon.

Abel Xavier signed a one year deal shortly before the midnight deadline. The Portuguese full-back was a free agent after being released by Roma at the end of last season.

It was also confirmed last night that Michael Reiziger has joined PSV Eindhoven on a free transfer.