Leeds close to agreeing deal for £7m Middlesbrough striker

Date published: Saturday 28th July 2018 12:06 - Joe Williams

Leeds United are closing in on a deal for Middlesbrough striker Patrick Bamford, according to reports.

Bamford scored 13 goals in 44 appearances for Boro last campaign as they managed to finish in the Championship play-off positions but missed out on the final to Aston Villa.

He enjoyed a successful loan spell with Boro in 2014-15 before finally signing for the club on a permanent deal in January 2017 from Chelsea.

And Sky Sports reporter Keith Downie claims the Leeds and Middlesbrough are discussing a fee of £7million for the former Blues youngster.

His other loan spells included time at MK Dons, Derby, Crystal Palace, Norwich and Burnley, before finding a permanent residence at the Riverside Stadium.

Leeds have been linked with a host of strikers following the appointment of Marcelo Bielsa as their new head coach with Lazio striker Felipe Caicedo and free agent Abel Hernandez amongst their reported targets.

Lewis Baker and Jamal Blackman – who comes in on loan from Chelsea – are their two signings so far this summer.


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