Birmingham City have made their third January window signing by bringing in Norwich City winger Onel Hernandez on loan for the rest of the season.
The 28-year-old Cuban spent the first half of this season on loan with Blues’ Championship rivals Middlesbrough, signed by then boss Neil Warnock.
But, on the same day Boro lined up ex-Blues loan man Riley McGree, Hernandez has now moved the other way.
“Onel has been great for me.” Boro boss Chris Wilder told BBC Radio Tees.
“He’s been a joy to work with. Another one from a financial point of view. It’s a big number we’re paying.
“I have to say for a lad who’s come on loan and we’re making this decision, he’s one of the best pros I’ve worked with.
“He has a great attitude. He’s done a job for us down the middle but he’s a wide player. He plays in 4-2-3-1 or a 4-3-3 or 3-4-3.”
He follows the loan signings of Manchester United defender Teden Mengi and Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Taylor Richards for Lee Bowyer’s Blues, who lie 18th in the Championship.