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Boro sign former Black Cat Leadbitter

Grant Leadbitter has joined Middlesbrough on a three-year deal Credit: ITV

Middlesbrough have made their first summer signing in former Sunderland midfielder Grant Leadbitter.

The 26-year-old joins Tony Mowbray's side on a free transfer after his contract with Ipswich Town expired at the end of last season. He's now signed a three-year deal at the Riverside.

Chester-le-Street born Leadbitter began his career with the Black Cats and made 123 appearances for the club before moving to Ipswich in September 2009.

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