David Nugent Departs Leicester To Join Middlesbrough
- Striker ends four-year association with the Foxes
- Club thanks Nugent for contribution on and off the pitch
Leicester City have reached an agreement with Middlesbrough for the permanent transfer of striker David Nugent, who joins the Teesside club for an undisclosed fee.
David’s move ends a four-year association with Leicester City for the 30-year-old forward, whose 180 appearances in a Foxes shirt yielded 59 goals.
The Club’s leading scorer in each of his first three seasons, Nugent played a pivotal role in City’s promotion to the Barclays Premier League during the 2013/14 campaign, becoming the first Leicester player in nearly 30 years to score 20 league goals in a season at that level.
The Foxes’ first campaign back in the top flight included some memorable moments for the Liverpool-born striker, who scored on both trips to Merseyside, including a wonderful half-volley at Anfield in January that won the Club’s Goal of the Season accolade. Nugent’s nerveless penalty reignited a famous comeback against Manchester United last September, while he also netted in the April victory at West Bromwich Albion that was a defining moment in the season.
In addition to his on-pitch contribution, Nugent has been an outstanding ambassador for Leicester City in the last four years, becoming an enormously popular figure with players and supporters alike. An infectious character with boundless enthusiasm, he has regularly taken pride in representing the Club in the local community, working admirably with people of all ages.
David departs with the best wishes of everyone at Leicester City. We wish him every success in his future career and will gladly welcome him back to King Power Stadium as a visiting player or a friend of the Club.
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