Middlesbrough have completed the signing of Sammy Ameobi on a free transfer following his Nottingham Forest exit.
The 29-year-old’s contract at Nottingham Forest expired this week, officially bringing his two-year spell at the City Ground to an end.
The winger was one of seven players to be let go by the Reds, as Chris Hughton looks to reshape his squad ahead of next season.
Ameobi made 81 appearances for the Reds, scoring eight goals and registering 11 assists across all competitions, but a return to the North East has now been confirmed.
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Boro announced yesterday that Ameobi had returned to the club, having spent time on loan at the Riverside from Newcastle in 2013.
Forest fans have since reacted to the news, with many sending Ameobi their best wishes having returned to the place he grew up.
On a personal note, it’s a good move for Ameobi, and there is also a feeling amongst Forest fans that he should have been retained having largely failed to let them down during his time at the club.
Here, we take a look at Forest fans’ reactions to Ameobi’s Boro move…
@jordandaynes heartbroken look after him😭😭
— alicia (@aliciabelshaw_) June 29, 2021
I really liked Sammy so wish him all the best if he goes to Middlesborough.
— june herrick (@juneherrick) June 29, 2021
Certainly our squad at the moment is weaker without him. Inconsistent but so skilful for a big guy. We need to get someone better than him, let’s hope we do that.
— NFFC only (@Rich_NFFC) June 29, 2021
We're gonna regret letting him go
— Stuart Wilson (@stuartwilson23) June 29, 2021
I wanted him gone but feel a little sad now. A real match winner on his day. Good luck Sammy
— Paul Elmore (@PElmo1983) June 29, 2021
He's was 50/50 at Forest. Can disappear, but can also single handedly change a game. Warnock should get something out of him.
— el Bosque 🇪🇸 🏴 (@elbosque_nffc) June 29, 2021
Good luck to him 👍
— Sam Crawford (@s_redmist) June 29, 2021
I think he was worth another deal, he has something a bit different, unplayable on his day, some good goals he got also 👍👍
— Lee Drewry (@drewry17) June 29, 2021