Chelsea Striker Completes Medical Ahead Of Permanent Move to Premier League Side
Antonio Conte Chelsea put in a commanding performance the home of the Premier League title this weekend as a brace from Marcos Alonso and a one from Pedro gave them a 3-0 victory over Leicester City.
This win, coupled with the results in other games, has opened up a 7 point gap at the top of the table and it is now on Chelsea to keep away from the rest till the end of the season.
The manager will be happy with his team’s progress but will also be looking to make a few changes to his side to keep it fit, fresh and winning till the end of the season.
The squad at the club is also one of the biggest in Europe and Conte will be looking to let a few players leave this transfer window.
One such player who is now on his way out of the club is striker Patrick Bamford.
Bamford, who rose to the limelight in the 2014-15 season at Middlesbrough scoring k17 goals and lifting his side to the playoffs, was sent on loan to Burnley at the start of the season.
He joined Chelsea for £1.5m in January 2012 from Nottingham Forest and has spent time on loan at Milton Keynes Dons, Derby County, Crystal Palace and Norwich without making a single appearance for the Blues so far.
He played the first game this month in the Premier League for Burnley but he was not able to make enough progress, pushing Conte to cut short his deal from the Turf Moor.
Bamford was back at Chelsea but was not expected to play a role this season and Conte has now allowed him to move on a permanent basis to one of his former clubs Middlesbrough.
Aitor Karnaka’s side, who enjoyed the players best season as a player are reportedly happy to add to him to their side and truly believe that he can help them stay in the top flight for another season.
It is understood that the 23-year old is going to move to the Riverside for a fee of £10m.
The initial fee is rumored to be around £6m with addons pushing it to £10m and reports suggest that Bamford has already completed his medical.
Having spent 5 years at the club, Bamford will feel hard done by as he did not get a chance to prove himself at the Stamford Bridge but a move to Middlesbrough might help him resurrect his career with plenty of time under his belt.
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