Bamford Agrees Leeds Switch

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Bamford previously joined Middlesbrough on a £6m deal from Chelsea

Leeds United have signed Middlesbrough’s English forward Patrick Bamford on a four year deal.

The 24 year old, who has represented England at U21 level, featured in 87 games for Middlesbrough, scoring 32 times, before making the move to West Yorkshire for a deal worth up to £10m.

Leeds have beaten the likes of Championship rivals Nottingham Forest to Bamford’s signature. Forest had reportedly had an £8m bid rejected.

Bamford is the second permanent signing made during Bielsa’s tenure, following the acquisition of Barry Douglas last week. He also joins ex-Chelsea teammates Lewis Baker and Jamal Blackman. Both of whom joined the Whites on one-year loan deals earlier in the Summer.

In 2015, his 17 goals helped Middlesbrough secure a playoff place, along with the Championship Player of the Year award.

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