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Boro complete £10m sale of star striker

Boro announced this week that they have completed the sale of striker Patrick Bamford, who joins Leeds United on a deal that could rise to the £10m mark.

The forward has put pen to paper on a 4-year-deal at Elland Road, and will leave the Riverside just 12 months after joining, where he made a good impact and was a fan favourite.

Boro released an official statement on Tuesday to confirm the deal, saying: “Patrick Bamford has completed his move to Leeds United in a deal worth £10m.

“The former Chelsea youngster heads for West Yorkshire after two stints at the Riverside. The 24-year-old scored 19 goals in 44 appearances during a season-long loan in 2014/15 and followed that by scoring 14 goals in 51 appearances after returning to the club on a permanent basis in January 2017.

“Leeds will become the ninth club of Bamford’s short career, largely due to a series of loan moves while the striker was at Stamford Bridge.”

Bamford himself hailed his short time at Boro, thanking the club’s ‘amazing’ fans and everyone associated with the club.

He tweeted saying: “Now that everything is finalised I’d just like to thank Boro and everyone associated with the club for this past year and a half.

“Naturally There were ups and downs but I enjoyed every minute of it. A special mention to the fans who always gave me their full support.

“You guys were amazing and I honestly can’t thank you enough. The time has come for a new chapter but as a club you’ll always remain in my heart. Thank you.”

We would like to take this opportunity to wish Patrick all the best in the future.