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Viduka joins Middlesbrough

Published: Thursday 8 July 2004, 21.43CET
Striker Mark Viduka has completed a €6.7m transfer to UEFA Cup participants Middlesbrough FC.
 
 
Published: Thursday 8 July 2004, 21.43CET

Viduka joins Middlesbrough

Striker Mark Viduka has completed a €6.7m transfer to UEFA Cup participants Middlesbrough FC.

Australia international striker Mark Viduka has completed a €6.7m move from relegated Leeds United AFC to Premiership Middlesbrough FC.

Impressive record
The 28-year-old was unveiled by the English League Cup holders at a news conference today after signing a three-year contract with the option for a further year. Viduka, who underwent a medical last week, scored an impressive 59 goals in 126 league starts for Leeds after moving there from Celtic FC in 2000.

Champions League aim
"I really want to win something and I'm very excited to be part of this," said Viduka. "I think Middlesbrough should be pushing for the [UEFA] Champions League. Hopefully I'll repay everybody with what I'm here for, which is goals."

Other signing
Earlier this week, Middlesbrough, who will play in the UEFA Cup in the coming season, also secured the signature of Dutch international defender Michael Reiziger.

 
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