Middlesbrough have completed the signing of Rotherham United midfielder Matt Crooks.
The towering midfielder penned down a three-year contract with Boro, signing the deal at the club’s pre-season training camp in the south-west of the country.
Crooks, who signed for Rotherham in 2019 from Northampton Town, made just shy of 100 appearances for the Yorkshire club, chipping in with 18 goals in the process.
The 27-year-old spent time with Manchester United before graduating through the academy at Huddersfield Town.
After just a single appearance for The Terriers, Crooks joined Accrington Stanley where he was awarded regular football for the first time in his career.
Crooks then spent a short spell with Rangers, before spending two good years with Northampton. The Millers secured the services for the versatile midfielder in January 2019 for an undisclosed fee, and he has since gone on to be a big success at the club.
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Possessing the ability to operate in any central midfield position, Crooks is just as competent holding the midfield as he is at playing in a more attacking role.
Crooks was one of the more sought-after players in this transfer window thus far, but it is Neil Warnock’s men who have won the race.
Here, we take a look at how some Rotherham fans have reacted to the news…
Nowt more than he deserves, he's been brilliant for us. Best of luck, Tree ❤️🥦 https://t.co/hCih1RkOgF
— nicky rush (@_SnoopyOnALude) July 23, 2021
Gutted is an understatement but so happy he’s got this move. Top player and bloke, will suit Warnocks style of play to the ground https://t.co/yWAWKndgy3
— George Elliott (@gelliott98) July 23, 2021
Goodbye king 🥲
— Joel🇸🇲 (@JoeIinton) July 23, 2021
Thanks for everything Tree 😢 good luck at Boro you deserve it
— Finlay🏴 (@Finlay_Rufc5) July 23, 2021
Gutted that he’s gone but can’t fault him good luck to him
— shaunna (@shaunna202) July 23, 2021
I'm gutted he's gone but pleased for him he deserves this move. All the best matt I wish u well UTM
— Natalie (@Natalie30163876) July 23, 2021
Good luck tree what an outstanding person you really are been excellent for us hope you do well at boro once a miller always a miller all the best
— miller79 (@miller7915) July 23, 2021
So sad to see you go @mdrcrooks best of luck for the future ❤️
— Ben (@BenDyson_) July 23, 2021