Liverpool and Newcastle-linked winger seals Middlesbrough exit - and teams up with French side

Middlesbrough winger Bilal Brahimi has sealed an exit from Teesside – putting to bed the speculation surrounding his future.

Wednesday, 24th July 2019, 1:07 pm
Updated Wednesday, 24th July 2019, 2:07 pm
A Middlesbrough youngster has departed the club

The highly-rated winger has long been linked with a move away from the Riverside Stadium, and has been reportedly interesting Premier League duo Newcastle United and Liverpool in the past.

But the 19-year-old, who joined Boro in 2017 from Leixoes, was keen on a return to his native France after finding first-team opportunities at Middlesbrough limited.

And he has now sealed a move to Ligue 1, where he will join Reims after leaving the North East.

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France Football first reported the move, with Brahimi since having been snapped holding the club’s shirt on his Instagram page.

Brahimi has penned a three-year deal with the French outfit, and it remains unclear whether Boro will be entitled to any form of compensation following the move.