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

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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.

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.
Britt Assombalonga playing for Middlesbrough.

"All the best for the future."

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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.

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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.

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

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