The recent summer spending spree at Elland Road continued on Tuesday afternoon, when Leeds United announced they had signed Patrick Bamford from Middlesbrough in a deal which could eventually be worth £10 million.
The former Chelsea youngster joins the likes of Lewis Baker, Jack Harrison, Barry Douglas and Jamal Blackman through the door of the Yorkshire club, and their fans are really excited by his arrival.
Bamford has a decent record in the Championship having had successful spells in the division for Middlesbrough in two different campaigns.
The second of those stints was last season where he netted 12 goals in 34 appearances in all competitions, having set about revitalising his career after spells on loan at Crystal Palace, Norwich City and Burnley in the Premier League were best described as unsuccessful.
The former England under-21 striker has been signed to score the goals needed to fire Leeds back into the top flight, and with Marcelo Bielsa having spent to secure a decent supply line to his forwards, there will be pressure on Bamford to find the back of the net regularly in the upcoming season.
The 24-year-old has put pen to paper on a four-year contract, in which time he will hope to lead the Yorkshire outfit back to the Premier League and make them a force to be reckoned with once again.
He may have arrived to his new club fairly late in pre-season, but he could still make a debut for the Whites in their Championship opener against Stoke City on Sunday afternoon.
Leeds fans will be looking forward to seeing him in action for the first time whenever he makes his debut, and judging by their reaction to the signing on social media, they are expecting some pretty big things from Bamford over the season to come.
Here is some of that reaction:
I think Bamford will get 20 goals this season astleast #lufc
— Max (@_maxclough) August 1, 2018
It's been an exciting summer finding the right striker for Leeds but I think we got the right man in the end, an injured Vydra or an injury prone Hernandez aren't a loss to us and i can see Bamford scoring 20+ this season. #mot #lufc
— Paul Roney (@RoneylufcPaul) August 1, 2018
Inject Bamford into my veins this Sunday! So happy, now I know how my Boro mates must've felt getting Mark Viduka from us when I was younger! #LUFC
— Drew Hart (@drewjeuk) August 1, 2018
Patrick Bamford is a quality signing by us. It’s a shame our team never lives up to expectations. Come on Leeds lets make this happen this season. #LUFC
— Dave Phillips (@DavePhillips187) August 1, 2018
— aj (@aj31410750) August 1, 2018
Look what happened last time we had a slightly more educated and better spoken number 9 at #lufc. Could Bamford be the new Lee Chapman? I hope so.
— Gary McVeigh-Kaye (@CheKaye) August 1, 2018
— Ryan (@LeedsUtdRyan) August 1, 2018
— Dobie (@sportsfandays) July 31, 2018
Bamford seems like a top guy! Cannot wait to see him in a leeds shirt #lufc
— Davido (@Davey_Bointon) July 31, 2018
We've signed Bamford 😁😁😁😁😁😁👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 signing of the season. Love being a #LUFC fan. 💛💙💛💙 Bring on the new season.
— ⚽️Tiny Temper⚽ (@Naz87LUFC) July 31, 2018