Aitor Karanka

Profile: Aitor Karanka

  • Current club: Middlesbrough
  • Date of Birth: 18 September 1973
  • Birthplace: Vitoria-Gasteiz
  • Position: Defender

    • Karanka hails Valdes form
      Aitor Karanka has hailed the impact Victor Valdes has had on helping Middlesbrough maintain their hopes of Premier League survival.
      13/02 13:00


      Middlesbrough to sign Iago Aspas at end of season?

      ​Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka is considering a move for Celta Vigo striker Iago Aspas at the end of the current campaign. Reports from Spain suggest that Boro will pay around 14 million euros for Iago Aspas at the end of the current campaign; but only if Middlesbrough retain their Premier League status.

      Middlesbrough to sign Jese Rodriguez?

      Premier League side Middlesbrough are reported to have reach an agreement over the loan signing of Paris Saint-Germain ace Jese Rodriguez.

      Gaston Ramirez hands in transfer request

      Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka has revealed that Gaston Ramirez has handed in a transfer request amid interest from Leicester City.

      Middlesbrough close to Bojan's signature

      Middlesbrough are reportedly deemed favourites to sign Stoke City ace Bojan Krkic in the January transfer window. Boro have the player as their number one target as they head to the final stages of the transfer window.

      Aitor Karanka to block Downing's Palace switch

      Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka will reportedly deny Stewart Downing from joining a fellow Premier League rival this month. The ex-England international is free to leave the club on a short-term loan having failed to establish as a regular from the starting line-up.

      Stewart Downing free to leave Middlesbrough?

      Premier League minnows Middlesbrough will entertain loan offers for Stewart Downing in the current transfer window. The England international has failed to hold down to a regular role under Aitor Karanka this season.

      Aston Villa must pay £10m for Jordan Rhodes

      Premier League minnows Middlesbrough are reportedly holding out for a £10m sum to offload Jordan Rhodes to Aston Villa this month.

      Middlesbrough clear to sign Rudy Gestede

      Premier League side Middlesbrough have reportedly agreed on a £6m deal to sign Aston Villa striker Rudy Gestede in the January transfer window.

      Middlesbrough agree terms with Rudy Gestede

      Premier League minnows Middlesbrough have reportedly reached an agreement to sign Aston Villa striker Rudy Gestede in the January transfer window.

      Aston Villa want Jordan Rhodes

      Aston Villa will lodge a loan attempt for Jordan Rhodes when the transfer window reopens in the New Year. The Scotland international has struggled to earn a regular run at Middlesbrough this season.

      Calum Chambers to swap Arsenal for Middlesbrough

      Arsenal substitute Calum Chambers has been told he is free to join Premier League side Middlesbrough on loan. The versatile full back could spend this campaign on loan with Aitor Karanka's side.

      Middlesbrough snap up goalkeeper Brad Guzan

      Middlesbrough have moved quickly to sign Brad Guzan from Aston Villa on a free transfer. The American international shot stopper has signed a two year contract with the newly promoted Premier League side.

      Middlesbrough Set For An Exciting Season

      As Antonio Barragan was unveiled on Thursday, you could just sense the joy of manager Aitor Karanka. In his speech, the former Real Madrid assistant manager said of his latest recruit, 'He is a player we know a lot about and he is a good addition to the squad'.

      Radamel Falcao to Middlesbrough?

      Premier League newcomers Middlesbrough are weighing up a surprise move for AS Monaco striker Radamel Falcao. The Colombian has largely flopped in his previous loan spells in the top flight with Manchester United and Chelsea.

      Middlesbrough near Dennis Praet signing

      Premier League newcomers Middlesbrough are in advanced negotiations to sign highly-rated midfielder Dennis Praet from Anderlecht. The 22-year-old has been linked with the likes of Southampton and Leicester City in recent weeks.

      Steward Downing set for Middlesbrough return?

      West Ham United winger Steward Downing could be on his way to former club Middlesbrough, according to reports.

      James Husband completes Middlesbrough move

      Middlesbrough have completed the signing of James Husband from Doncaster for an undisclosed fee.

      Aitor Karanka favourite to become new Crystal Palace manager

      Crystal Palace are reportedly closing in on the appointment of former Real Madrid assistant Aitor Karanka as their new manager.

      Aitor Karanka holds talks with Crystal Palace over managerial post

      Former Real Madrid assistant manager Aitor Karanka has reportedly held discussions with Crystal Palace over the vacant managerial role, as per The Daily Mail.