Marcus Forss joins Middlesbrough on a four-year deal from Brentford

Marcus Forss joins Middlesbrough on a four-year deal from Brentford a year after helping them win Premier League promotion… and Chris Wilder will hope his new £3m signing can replicate the feat at his new club

  • Middlesbrough have signed striker Marcus Forss from Brentford for £3million
  • The Finland international has put pen to paper on a four-year deal at Boro
  • He was part of the Bees side that won promotion to the Premier League in 2021

Middlesbrough have announced the signing of striker Marcus Forss for £3.24million on a four-year contract.

The 23-year-old arrives from Brentford, where he helped the club to promotion in 2021 and enjoyed a taste of Premier League football before spending the remainder of the season on loan at Hull.

Forss has scored two goals in 14 appearances for Finland.

Brentford star Marcus Forss has signed a four-year deal at Championship side Middlesbrough 

Middlesbrough boss Chris Wilder told the club’s website: ‘We’re delighted to bring Marcus in.

‘He played a big part in Brentford winning promotion a couple of seasons ago, and he knows this league well.

‘He’s a good athlete and all-round player. We’re really looking forward to what he can bring to the squad.’

Boro manager Chris Wilder has now made five signings including the loan of Zack Steffen 

The Finland international failed to make a mark in the Premier League last season for the west London club, failing to register a single goal in the competition as he was largely overshadowed by Ivan Toney.  

Both Forss’ father and grandfather were also professional footballers

However, he finished the campaign with six goals in 12 games for Thomas Frank’s men after netting five goals in four games in the League Cup, including four in one game against Oldham.

He spent the second half of last season at Hull, although he once again failed to have an impact, scoring just once in 11 appearances for the Championship side. 

Ambitious Boro manager Chris Wilder had been looking to reinvest the money from the £20m sale of defender Djed Spence to Tottenham.

Middlesbrough have already signed defender Darragh Lenihan and goalkeeper Liam Roberts on free transfers, plus Manchester City’s Zack Steffen and Wolves defender Ryan Giles on loan deals.

Forss, the son of former footballer Tero and grandson of ex-Finland international Rainer, will compete with Duncan Watmore, Josh Coburn, Uche Ikpeazu and Chuba Akpom for a place up front. 

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