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Middlesbrough sign striker Lita

Leroy Lita
Lita began his career at Bristol City

Middlesbrough have completed the transfer of former Reading striker Leroy Lita on a three-year deal.

The 24-year-old former England under-21 international was released by the Royals in June after four years at the Madejski Stadium.

He had been linked with moves to Sheffield United, Leicester and Norwich where he was on loan last season.

Meanwhile Boro have confirmed they have agreed a season-long loan for striker Mido with Egyptian side Zamalek.

Congo-born Lita began his career at Bristol City, scoring 38 goals in 100 appearances before moving to Reading in 2005 in a £1m move.

While at the Royals he netted 32 times in 100 games and while on loan at Charlton between March and April last year he scored three times in eight games.

There followed three months on loan at Carrow Road where he found the net seven times in 16 appearances.

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see also
Mido completes move back to Egypt
04 Aug 09 |  Middlesbrough
Blades in talks with striker Lita
30 Jul 09 |  Sheff Utd
Pearson tight-lipped on Lita link
29 Jul 09 |  Leicester
Canaries have Lita bid rejected
02 Jan 09 |  Norwich
Roeder keen to see more of Lita
24 Oct 08 |  Norwich

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