Uche Ikpeazu is a '100 per cent' player says Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock

MIDDLESBROUGH have completed the signing of Wycombe Wanderers forward Uche Ikpeazu - the club's second capture of the week and third of the summer.

New Middlesbrough signing Uche Ikpeazu, pictured in action from Wycombe against Rotherham last season. Picture: Dean Atkins.
New Middlesbrough signing Uche Ikpeazu, pictured in action from Wycombe against Rotherham last season. Picture: Dean Atkins.

Ikpeazu, 26, will add a much-needed central striking option for Boro following the exits of Britt Assombalonga and Ashley Fletcher, with his arrival following on from the acquisition of winger Sammy Ameobi.

The one-time Hearts forward, who spent a loan spell at Doncaster Rovers early in his career, scored against Boro at Adams Park at the start of January and was the Chairboys' top-scorer last term.

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He has joined for an initial £750,000 fee, which will rise to £1m with add-ons.

Boro boss Neil 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.”