Leeds United Complete Patrick Bamford Signing From Rivals

Leeds United Complete Patrick Bamford Signing From Rivals

Leeds United have finalized the signing of Patrick Bamford from Championship rivals Middlesbrough.

Bamford has agreed a four-year contract to become Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa's fourth summer signing after the two clubs agreed to a fee of £7m.

The 24-year-old began his career at Nottingham Forest and made two substitute appearances before being signed by Chelsea at the age of 18 for £1.5m in January 2012.

Middlesbrough paid £6m to seal a permanent move for the former Chelsea man in January 2017 and he netted 13 goals in all competitions last season, including a hat-trick against Leeds at the Riverside in March.

Leeds have announced that Bamford will wear the No.9 shirt at Elland Road. Leeds, who appointed former Argentina and Chile boss Bielsa in June, signed Jack Harrison on loan from Man City on Monday having added defender Barry Douglas from Wolves for a nameless fee over the weekend.

Leeds will look to push for promotion back to the Premier League this campaign.

Leeds were 13th on the table last season, a massive 39 points behind Championship winners Wolves.

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