Bristol City winger Albert Adomah has joined Sky Bet Championship side Middlesbrough for a fee thought to be around £1million.
The 25-year old signs a three-year deal at the Riverside Stadium after weeks of speculation about the Ghana international’s future at Ashton Gate after he handed in transfer request last month.
Capped nine times by Ghana, Adomah took part in the Robins’s pre-season but was left out of the opening fixture against Bradford City and the Capital One Cup first round tie with Gillingham.
Adomah joined Bristol City in 2010 from Barnet for a tribunal-set fee of £150,000 and went on to make 136 appearances scoring 17 goals. As part of the terms with the move from Barnet the non-league side are due 20% of the profit that City made on the winger.
Bristol City head coach Sean O’Driscoll said admitted that they had been planning for Adomah’s departure all summer:
“We are sorry to see Albert go, but his departure is not a surprise and we have been planning for it all summer.
“If he had stayed it would have been fantastic but we totally understood his situation and had to act in the best interests of the club.
“I cannot fault Albert’s attitude over the past couple of weeks. It would have been easy for him to be distracted by the uncertainty of his own future but he never let that affect him in training or the two friendly games he played. We wish him all the best.”