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.

Advertisement

Tyne Tees Sport

The latest North East sports news, including football results and transfer news for Newcastle, Sunderland, Middlesbrough, Hartlepool and York City.