Middlesbrough have completed the signing of Ghanaian winger Albert Adomah from Bristol City for an undisclosed fee.
The 25-year-old has penned a three-year deal at the Riverside after passing a medical and agreeing personal terms. He goes straight into the Boro squad for Saturday's league match away to Charlton Athletic.
Speaking after the transfer was announced, Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray said he has been chasing Adomah's signature for a number of years. He said:
– Tony Mowbray, Middlesbrough FC Manager
"He's a player we've been interested in for a few years. We eventually got him. I think he's a piece of the jigsaw for us really.
"Albert is delighted he's here. He brings some speed, he brings some directness, he brings a great work ethic, hopefully a few goals. I'm sure he'll create goals for the team so delighted he's now part of our set up."
London-born Adomah began his career with Isthmian Premier side Harrow Borough before joining Conference Premier side Barnet, where he scored 19 goals in 112 appearances.
He moved to Bristol City in July 2010, for a tribunal set fee of £150,000 and was named the club's Player of the Year in 2010-11. He scored 17 goals in 136 appearnaces for the Robins.
Adomah has also made nine international appearances for Ghana.
After his switch to Middlesbrough was confirmed, his former club wished him well for the future. Bristol City Head Coach, Sean O'Driscoll, said:
– Sean O'Driscoll, Bristol City FC Head Coach
“We are sorry to see Albert go, but his departure is not a surprise and we have been planning for it all summer.
“If he had stayed it would have been fantastic but we totally understood his situation and had to act in the best interests of the club.
“I cannot fault Albert’s attitude over the past couple of weeks. It would have been easy for him to be distracted by the uncertainty of his own future but he never let that affect him in training or the two friendly games he played. We wish him all the best.”