Middlesbrough midfielder Marten De Roon has re-joined Atalanta.
The 26-year-old joined Middlesbrough for £12m from the Italian side last summer but has returned to Italy after playing just one game in the Championship this season.
De Roon made 33 appearances last season in the Premier League, scoring four goals as Boro were relegated.
The midfielder made his senior debut for the Netherlands last year and has also played for Sparta Rotterdam.
De Roon’s move was confirmed by Boro in a statement released via their official website, www.mfc.co.uk, on Thursday evening.
Under the headline “Marten de Roon returns to Atalanta,” it said: “The Dutch midfielder has gone back to play in Italy after just one game in the Championship.
“The move is a permanent one with Atalanta re-signing the player they sold to us a year ago.
“De Roon, 26, made 34 appearances in the Premier League and two in the FA Cup in his one season on Teesside, scoring five goals, perhaps the most memorable of which was the late equaliser away to Manchester City in November.
“Due to a privacy clause in the contract, we are unable to release the fee involved.
“Everyone at MFC wishes Marten all the best for the future.”
Good luck to @Dirono who has now finalised his move to Atalanta ⚽️.
— Middlesbrough FC (@Boro) August 10, 2017