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Adam Forshaw makes Leeds United switch in £4.5m deal

18th January 2018

Leeds United have confirmed the signing of Middlesbrough midfielder Adam Forshaw.

The 26-year-old moves to Elland Road in a deal worth £4.5m and has signed a four and a half year deal, running until the summer of 2022.

The Whites hijacked a deal for the 26-year-old after Cardiff City had submitted a £2.5m bid for the player.

The midfielder has featured in 14 games in all competitions this season, but has found himself out-of-favour following Tony Pulis' appointment at Middlesbrough.

In total, Forshaw has played in over 100 games for Middlesbrough - including a regular role in the team during the side's spell in the Premier League during the 2016/17 season.

He was named the League One Player of the Year at Brentford as they won automatic promotion to the Championship, after finishing as runners up to Wolves.

His impressive performances at Griffin Park then led to a move to fellow Championship side Wigan Athletic the following August, where he once again played under Uwe Rösler.

After impressing during the opening months of his Latics career, in January 2015, he was signed by Middlesbrough and went on to help the Teesside outfit reach the Championship Play-Off Final.

Forshaw played 34 times for Boro during the 2015/16 campaign and helped them achieve automatic promotion to the Premier League.

He was rewarded with a new four year contract at the Riverside Stadium in August 2016 and in the top flight made 34 outings, but couldn’t prevent Boro from being relegated back to the Championship last season.

Forshaw will go straight into Thomas Christiansen’s squad for Saturday’s fixture with Millwall at Elland Road.

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