Striker sends message to Chelsea: I hope I can help the club in the future
PATRICK BAMFORD has thanked Chelsea for their support after completing his permanent move to Middlesbrough.
21:33, Wed, Jan 18, 2017
The 23-year-old joined the Teeside club in a four-and-a-half-year deal for an undisclosed fee.
The striker leaves Stamford Bridge after failing to make a senior appearance since arriving in 2012.
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He had six loan spells away but his best season came in 2014-15 when he scored 19 goals for Middlesbrough.
But Bamford has expressed his appreciation to Chelsea in a heartfelt message on Twitter.
He said: "I would also like to thank Chelsea for the past five years, and all the staff and players at the club for the constant help and support they gave to me.
New Middlesbrough striker Patrick Bamford
"They gave me a chance to turn my dream into reality and set off on this journey and I will forever be grateful.
"For now it's goodbye but I hope I can help the club in some capacity in the future.
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