Ben Gibson sends message to new Leeds signing Patrick Bamford

Ben Gibson of Middlesbrough in action during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi Final:First Leg match between Middlesbrough and Aston Villa at Riverside Stadium on May 12, 2018 in...

Middlesbrough ace sends message to new Leeds signing.

Ben Gibson of Middlesbrough in action during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi Final:First Leg match between Middlesbrough and Aston Villa at Riverside Stadium on May 12, 2018 in...

Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson has said an emotional public goodbye to Leeds United's new signing Patrick Bamford.

Bamford clinched his move to Leeds yesterday for a bargain £7 million.

Gibson, rated at £20 million and linked with Premier League moves this summer, told Bamford he was sorry to see him go.

He hailed the 'unbelievable memories' the pair had helped make together while on Teesside.

Patrick Bamford of Middlesbrough celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Middlesbrough and Southampton at Riverside Stadium on May 13, 2017 in...

Gibson's message drew an intriguing reply from Bamford, who wrote: "patrick_bamford Plenty more to come br"

With Gibson rated as integral by Middlesbrough and rated at an expensive price, it is hard to see Leeds buying him too.

Bamford could be looking far into the future instead, and hoping the pair one day are reunited at England level if they can both succeed with their careers.

Gibson's message to Bamford shows how highly the striker was regarded at Middlesbrough and Leeds could have a real gem on their hands.

 
 

Patrick Bamford of Middlesbrough is challenged by Connor Goldson of Brighton and Hove Albion during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Middlesbrough and Brighton at Riverside...

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