Middlesbrough transfer news: Former striker reacts to surprising move plus QPR plot goalkeeper deal

Middlesbrough signed three new players last week – and manager Neil Warnock is hopeful he can make more additions before next month’s season opener against Fulham.

Monday, 5th July 2021, 11:35 am

Here are some of the latest Boro-related news and transfer rumours from around the web:

Assombalonga’s message

Over the weekend, former Boro striker Britt Assombalonga completed a shock move to newly-promoted Turkish side Adana Demirspor.

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The 28-year-old was released by Boro at the end of last season and has signed a three-year deal with Adana.

After the move was confirmed, Assombalonga took to Twitter to say thanks for his four-year stay on Teesside.

The striker wrote: "To everyone at Middlesbrough football Club, I want to thank you all for the past 4 years!

"It’s been a good journey & came across so many good people! Coaches, fans & especially the players what a changing room.

Britt Assombalonga playing for Middlesbrough.
Britt Assombalonga playing for Middlesbrough.

"All the best for the future."

QPR plot keeper move

Another player who left Boro at the end of last season is goalkeeper Jordan Archer.

The 28-year-old signed a short-term contract at Boro in January but wasn’t offered a new deal by the club after making five Championship appearances for Warnock’s side.

According to The Sun’s Alan Nixon, QPR are likely to push through a move for Archer this summer, following the departure of goalkeeper Joe Lumley who signed for Boro.

Warnock is still looking to sign another keeper to challenge Lumley.

Ikpeazu reacts to Boro move

Finally, new signing Uche Ikpeazu can’t wait to get started at Boro.

The 26-year-old striker has penned a three-year deal at the Riverside, joining from Wycombe, and told the club’s website: “It feels amazing. I’ve known about the interest for a while now and so it was good to get it wrapped up.

“I set myself a target of reaching the Championship by the time I was 25 ever since I was let go [By Watford].

“I wanted to get back to this level and fortunately, I have to thank Wycombe, because they gave me the opportunity last season to achieve that.

“I felt I did well, but there is so much more to come and I am just so excited.”

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