Championship outfit Middlesbrough have completed the signing of Ghanaian international winger Albert Adomah from League One promotion hopefuls Bristol City for an undisclosed fee.
Adomah, 25, who arrived at City from Barnet in July 2010, has signed a three-year deal at the Riverside Stadium and could go straight into the squad for Saturday's Championship trip to Charlton.
"We're absolutely delighted to have completed the signing of such a talented player who we believe can really excite our fans," 'Boro chief executive Neil Balsour told the club's official website.
"Albert is a Ghanaian international who has hopes of representing his country at next summer's World Cup finals.
"We hope playing for Middlesbrough can help him achieve that ambition and at the same time he can be an important player for us and help us achieve our ambitions as a club."
Beleaguered 'Boro boss Tony Mowbray will be hoping the exciting acquisition of Adomah can help generate a sense of optimism around the club after a bitterly disappointing climax to the 2012/13 campaign was followed by consecutive home league and cup defeats to open the current season.
'Boro were firmly nestled in the Championship's top six at the turn of the new year, but any hopes of a return to the Premier League after a difficult five-year exile were dashed after a torrid run of form saw them finish in 16th place.
Despite such a disappointing end to an otherwise promising season, the board kept faith in homegrown favourite Mowbray but a woeful start to 2013/14 has seen his position already come under fire.
Two goals in seven second-half minutes saw Leicester depart the North East with a 2-1 win after Lukas Jutkiewicz had given the hosts the lead in Boro's Championship opener last weekend, while the home fans were subjected to further misery on Tuesday night as they were humiliatingly knocked out of the Capital One Cup by League Two strugglers Accrington Stanley.
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