Following the speculation linking Leeds United with a move for Middlesbrough striker Patrick Bamford, the deal was signed last night and the Elland Road faithful were quick to welcome our new striker to the club with hopes that he’d find his form from a couple of years ago and help fire us up the table.
✍ | Leeds United are delighted to announce the signing of striker Patrick Bamford on a four-year deal
— Leeds United (@LUFC) July 31, 2018
The 24-year-old forward comes in for an undisclosed fee but the media seem to agree the total deal on his new four-year contract could be worth £10million to the Riverside Stadium outfit.
He becomes our fifth capture of the summer following on from goalkeeper Jamal Blackman, Lewis Baker, Barry Douglas and Jack Harrison.
We’ve handed him the No 9 shirt for the coming 2018/19 Championship season and the former England youth international comes in having scored 13 goals in 44 appearances for Boro as they finished in the Play-Off spots last season. Fans will certainly remember his hattrick against us last March.
There are those who doubt the deal given how he’s struggled to find the form he showed when making his EFL breakthrough – but plenty of certainly happy at the deal.
Absolutely thrilled with that one, nice one.
— FionaCK (@FionaCK) July 31, 2018
patrick bamford looks impeccable in a leeds shirt doesn’t he
— eddie (@edwilllis) July 31, 2018
???? Woooaahh super Patrick Bamford, woooaahh he's better than Woody, Woooaahh Leeds are going up up in May! ???? #lufc
— Daniel L. Johansen (@LuscosDaniel) July 31, 2018
— Crozzer (@iannappa) July 31, 2018
Welcome to Leeds big man, makes a change you not running our defence ragged ???? M.O.T
— Paul (@LEYTONREECE) July 31, 2018
Barry Douglas, Jack Harrison and now Patrick Bamford at Elland Road within three days. Nothing too high profile, but really steady work nonetheless by Bielsa and co. #Championship https://t.co/nsPfzdGV5C
— James (@jmsjournalism) July 31, 2018
Pleased its over the line, seemed to be dragging on a bit.
— Andy Hargreaves (@andylufc1919) July 31, 2018
great to see leeds united moving in the right direction now 'buying british!!' beginning to look forward to this season now…. ????????????????????????????????????????
— ricky turner #MBGA ???????? (@ricardoingles) July 31, 2018
— Western Rifleman (@51johnd) July 31, 2018
— BilloMOT (@KevBillo) July 31, 2018