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Ireland Prospect Patrick Bamford Close To Completing £10m Leeds Move

MIDDLESBROUGH, ENGLAND - MARCH 02: Patrick Bamford of Middlesbrough during the Sky Bet Championship match between Middlesbrough and Leeds United at Riverside Stadium on March 2, 2018 in Middlesbrough, England. (Photo by James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images)

Middlesbrough striker Patrick Bamford looks set to complete a move to Leeds United in the very near future.

Multiple reports have suggested that the former Chelsea forward is on the verge of completing a move to Boro’s Championship rivals, for a deal that could be worth as much as £10m.

The 24-year-old is undergoing a medical at Leeds on Sunday and, all going well and assuming personal terms are agreed, will become Marcelo Bielsa’s second permanent signing as new manager following the acquisition of left-back Barry Douglas on Saturday.

Bamford endured something of a difficult time at the Riverside under Tony Pulis last season. Despite scoring eleven goals in the league, he was often used either as an impact substitute or out of position.

BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - APRIL 02: Patrick Bamford of Middlesbrough shows his frustration during the Sky Bet Championship match between Burton Albion and Middlesbrough at Pirelli Stadium on April 2, 2018 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Should Bamford flourish at Leeds, it will almost certainly lead to renewed calls for him to be included in the Ireland squad.

The former England under-21 international has indicated his willingness to link up with the Boys in Green for the upcoming UEFA Nations League campaign and Euro 2020 qualifiers, and Martin O’Neill is alleged to be a big admirer of his.


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