Former Hearts striker Uche Ikpeazu has completed a move to English Championship club Middlesbrough in a deal worth £1 million.

Ikpeazu leaves Wycombe Wanderers for £750,000, the transfer potentially rising to £1 million with add-ons. The striker left Hearts for Wycombe last summer and will remain at Championship level this season, despite his former club’s relegation to League One.

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Signed for Middlesbrough. (Photo by Alex Dodd – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Wycombe’s leading scorer last season, Ikpeazu scored 10 goals in 55 appearances over two years at Hearts. He now pens a three-year deal with Neil Warnock’s team.

Warnock said: “I’ve always liked Uche back to when he was at Hearts and I watched him a few times. He looks raw at times but he’s so keen and dedicated wherever he plays and I think the fans will really get behind him because he’s such a 100% player.

 

“I was really impressed in my meetings with him with his dedication and desire to do well for Middlesbrough. I’m really looking forward to working with him.”

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