By Wayne Veysey

6th Aug, 2021 | 3:19pm

Sources: Middlesbrough agree to sign Daniels after Brentford exit

Middlesbrough have agreed a deal to sign former Brentford goalkeeper Luke Daniels, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.

The Championship club have swooped for the 33-year-old as Neil Warnock strengthens his keeping ranks for the new season.

A Boro source has told Football Insider that Daniel is joining the club on a free transfer after a breakthrough in talks.

He will be the number two to the established first-choice Joe Lumley.

Daniels left Brentford at the end of his contract this summer after four years with the Bees.

He featured in every single one of the London outfit’s 57 matchday squads last season.

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However, the shot-stopper only made four league appearances with David Raya firmly Thomas Frank’s first-choice keeper.

Daniels left Brentford having played 36 times across all competitions for the club.

He is now set to remain in the Championship with Middlesbrough.

Manager Warnock has been in the market for a new shot-stopper to act as backup to new signing Lumley.

The 26-year-old also joined on a free transfer this summer from QPR.

Former Boro keeper Jordan Archer headed in the opposite direction after his contract on Teeside came to an end.

Marcus Bettinelli, who was on loan from Fulham, was Warnock’s first choice between the sticks last season.

The 28-year-old made 42 appearances across all competitions before returning to Craven Cottage.

He has since joined Chelsea on a free transfer.

As well as Lumley, Middlesbrough have added Martin Payero, Uche Ikpeazu, Sammy Ameobi, Lee Peltier and Matt Crooks to their ranks.

In other news, Boro have agreed terms to sign another experienced first-team star.