By Wayne Veysey

22nd Jul, 2021 | 2:44pm

Sources: Middlesbrough announcing Crooks signing after contract signed

Middlesbrough are set to announce the signing of Matt Crooks from Rotherham, Football Insider has learned.

The Championship club have reached a total agreement with the midfielder, 27.

A Boro source has told Football Insider that Crooks is penning a three-year contract and the deal is set to be confirmed in the next 24 hours.

This site revealed on Tuesday (July 20th) the midfielder was undergoing a medical with the north east outfit.

It is understood he has now finalised the terms of his contract at the Riverside Stadium.

Boro boss Neil Warnock confirmed on Wednesday the club were close to completing the capture of Crooks.

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The former Manchester United youth player had entered the final year of his contract at Rotherham.

He joined the Millers back in January 2019 and played 97 times for the club, with 21 goals under his belt.

Crooks made 40 Championship appearances last term but was unable to stop the South Yorkshire outfit from being relegated.

However, his performances convinced Warnock to make a move to take him to Middlesbrough.

The Leeds-born midfielder is set to become Boro’s fifth new addition of the summer.

Sammy Ameobi, Joe Lumley and Lee Peltier have signed on free transfers while Uche Ikpeazu joined from Wycombe.

After being released by Manchester United, Crooks joined Huddersfield Town’s academy.

He only made one appearance for the Yorkshire outfit and was shipped out on loan four times during his spell with the Terriers.

He signed for Accrington Stanley, Rangers and Northampton Town before joining Rotherham.

In other news, Luton Town have agreed to re-sign a 27-year-old in a blow to Middlesbrough.