Middlesbrough striker Patrick Bamford looks set to seal a move away from the cub in favour of playing his football at Leeds United next season.

The former Chelsea striker joined the club in 2017 and has gone on to make 47 appearances for the Teessiders.

He signed a four and a half year deal with the club during the January transfer window of 2017 after Middlesbrough payed £5.5m for his services.

He never made a Premier League appearance during his time at Stamford Bridge, spending the majority of his Chelsea career out on loan.

However, he had seemed to find a home at the Riverside but his time under Tony Pulis appears to be over.

Leeds struggled for goals last season and new Whites boss Marcelo Bielsa has identified Bamford as somebody who can fire the club up the table next season.

Bamford netted on 13 occasions for Middlesbrough last season, a return which would have seen him come second in the Leeds goalscoring charts.

Midfielder Kemar Roofe scored 14 goals for Leeds last season, but the addition of Bamford will help ease the goalscoring burden on the former Oxford attacker.

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It is understood that the Yorkshire club will fork out a fee that could rise up to £10m for their target, seeing Boro make a healthy profit on the striker.

The 24 year old has established himself as a fan favourite during his time with the club and will hope to have the same sort of relationship with the fans at Elland Road.

The deal looks set to be completed tomorrow and Middlesbrough fans aren’t happy that one of last season’s top scorers will be departing:

 


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