The deal is now done. Adam Forshaw has joined Leeds United from Middlesbrough after the two clubs agreed to a £4.5 million deal and Forshaw has been handed a new four-and-a-half year deal that keeps him at the club until 2022.
Per the club’s official website:
Leeds United are delighted to announce the signing of Adam Forshaw from Sky Bet Championship rivals Middlesbrough.
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.
United beat off competition from a number of teams in the division, to secure the signing of the experienced central midfielder.
Rumours started over the weekend that Leeds were interested in former White Adam Clayton from Boro, but over the last couple days it was learned that the club was interested in signing 26 year-old Forshaw instead. Reports surfaced yesterday that the deal was done, pending a medical today which seems to have gone off without a hitch.
Leeds now have an experienced Championship midfielder who gained promotion to the Championship with Brentford, played at Wigan Athletic, and helped Boro gain promotion to the Premier League during his time at the Riverside. He also played 34 times for Boro in the Premier League last season.
He should be welcomed into the squad with open arms, as the club is quoted as saying that “[He] will go straight into Thomas Christiansen’s squad for Saturday’s fixture with Millwall at Elland Road.”
Good luck and welcome to Leeds, Adam!