Promising Swindon Town academy defender Harley Hunt has completed his move to Middlesbrough for an undisclosed fee.

The 16-year-old has completed his move to the Championship outfit after impressing last season, making three senior appearances on top of being a big part of the side that defeated Manchester United on their way to the FA Youth Cup quarterfinal.

Hunt made his debut off the bench against Walsall before starting the final two games of the season and is the club's fourth youngest-ever starter.

The fee was reported by The Daily Mail to be up to £1.5 million for the young defender, with Aston Villa and Southampton having also shown interest in him.

Following the youngster's move to Middlesbrough, Swindon Town's Academy Manager Alex Pike said: "Harley has shown huge development in his time with us, especially in the last season as a scholar and he moves on with the club's best wishes and genuine pride in the person he has become with us, and the player he has the potential to become in future if he continues to works hard to make himself better every day."

"Everyone at Swindon Town Academy is proud of his growth and we wish him good luck with his next steps."