Middlesbrough and Leicester fans react on Twitter to David Nugent’s completed transfer

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Middlesbrough have completed the signing of David Nugent.

As per the club’s official website, Championship promotion favourites Middlesbrough have completed the signing of David Nugent from Premier League outfit Leicester City.

The one-time England international was a key player in helping the Foxes achieve promotion from the Championship two seasons ago, scoring 20 goals in 46 appearances.

Last term, he played his part in the club’s Premier League campaign but towards the end was often restricted to place on the bench owing to heavy competition for places.

Leicester’s decision to sign Shinji Okazaki pushed Nugent further down the pecking order, resulting in plenty of speculation over his future and a proposed return to the Championship.

Only a top second-tier outfit could arguably tempt the striker, and Boro are exactly that as Aitor Karanka intends to go one better this season following their playoff final defeat last May.

With the signings of Stewart Downing and Christian Stuani bolstering their attacking ranks, the further addition of Nugent would suggest Boro now have all the tools to go out and claim promotion.

Nugent guarantees goals, and the former Preston striker’s arrival on Teesside has promoted both sets of fans to praise the Championship side’s end of the deal on social networking site Twitter.

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