Midfielder joins Leeds.

Leeds United are delighted to announce the signing of Adam Forshaw from Sky Bet Championship rivals Middlesbrough. 

The 26-year-old moves to Elland Road in a deal worth £4.5m and has signed a four and a half year deal, running until the summer of 2022.

United beat off competition from a number of teams in the division, to secure the signing of the experienced central midfielder. 

Forshaw came through ranks at Everton and went onto make two first team appearances, his first in the UEFA Europa League against BATE Borisov in December 2009 and the second from the bench in the Toffees Premier League fixture against Wolverhampton Wanderers in April 2011.

He joined Brentford on loan in February 2012, playing under former Leeds United manager Uwe Rösler, before his stay at Griffin Park was made permanent the following May.

Two years later he was named the League One Player of the Year as Brentford won automatic promotion to the Championship, after finishing as runners up to Wolves.

His impressive performances at Griffin Park then led to a move to fellow Championship side Wigan Athletic the following August, where he once again played under Rösler.

After impressing during the opening months of his Latics career, in January 2015, he was signed by Middlesbrough and went on to help the Teesside outfit reach the Championship Play-Off Final.

Forshaw played 34 times for Boro during the 2015/16 campaign and helped them achieve automatic promotion to the Premier League.

He was rewarded with a new four year contract at the Riverside Stadium in August 2016 and in the top flight made 34 outings, but couldn’t prevent Boro from being relegated back to the Championship last season.

In total, Forshaw made a total of 103 appearances during his time at the Riverside, scoring two goals.

Forshaw will go straight into Thomas Christiansen’s squad for Saturday’s fixture with Millwall at Elland Road.