The club is delighted to confirm that Sammy Ameobi is our second signing of the summer.

The 29-year-old has agreed terms to join Boro after undergoing a medical at Rockliffe.

The wide man is Neil Warnock's second signing of the summer and the Boro boss said: “As soon as I became aware Sammy was available I let him know I wanted him, and we had a few good conversations. I thought it was important he could see what he could do for us, and what I could do for him.

"I've always thought he's a danger, and I'll be looking to use that danger and have a system where I can get him in positive forward positions."

The move represents a return to the club for Ameobi after a loan spell here back in 2013. He announced his arrival with a goal on his debut in a 2-0 win against Cardiff City at the Riverside and made nine appearances in total.

Sammy, who has clocked up almost 300 career games, had joined us on loan from Newcastle, where he cut his teeth as a young player and went on to feature 70 times. His career also included loan spells with Cardiff and Bolton before he moved to the Reebok Stadium on a permanent basis with the Trotters in 2017.

Sammy joined Nottingham Forest two years later and made 81 appearances at the City Ground, weighing in with eight goals before coming to the end of his contract this month.

The Newcastle-born winger, who becomes Boro’s second signing of the summer after Joe Lumley from QPR, joins on a two-year contract with the option of a further year.