Medical tonight: Middlesbrough agree to sign Crooks - Sources
Middlesbrough have agreed to sign Rotherham United midfielder Matt Crooks, Football Insider understands.
The 27-year-old enjoyed a fine campaign last term but his efforts were not enough to prevent Rotherham from being relegated.
A Middlesborough source has told Football Insider he is undergoing a Boro medical this evening (July 20).
Crooks has one year left to run on his Rotherham contract but is now set to stay in the Championship.
He has scored nine times and provided three assists in 57 games in England’s second-tier in his time with Rotherham and boyhood club Huddersfield Town.
The midfielder even won the division’s player of the month award in January of this year after he scored three goals in four games.
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The Englishman has also enjoyed spells with Halifax Town, Hartlepool United, Accrington Stanley, Rangers, Scunthorpe United and Northampton Town.
Boro manager Neil Warnock revealed, via Teeside Live, on 19 July that Crooks was a player “we have been talking about”.
He is now set to become Warnock’s fifth signing of the summer window.
They have already added Sammy Ameobi, Joe Lumley and Lee Peltier on free transfers while Uche Ikpeazu arrived for an undisclosed fee from Wycombe.
Warnock will be hoping to guide Boro to a top-six finish after they missed out on the play-offs last term as they won just two of their final nine games.
The Teeside club finished in 10th-place, 13 points behind Bournemouth in the final play-off place.