Former Hearts striker set to depart English Championship side

Chris Wilder is set to ring the changes at English Championship side Middlesbrough after taking over from veteran manager Neil Warnock at the Riverside earlier this month.

Tuesday, 23rd November 2021, 10:42 am
Updated Tuesday, 23rd November 2021, 11:03 am
Former Hearts striker Uche Ikpeazu is reportedly set to depart the Riverside in January to make way for fresh faces

First on the chopping block could be former Hearts striker Uche Ikpeazu, according to a report.

The 26-year old spent two years at Tynecastle after then Hearts boss Craig Levein signed him from Cambridge United in 2018.

He fell out of favour under Daniel Stendel and left the club having made 55 appearances with 14 goals in all competitions.

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Chris Wilder replaced Neil Warnock as Middlesrough manager earlier this month and is reportedly looking to sign a new striker in January

Ipkeazu returned to England to sign for newly promoted Championship side Wycombe Wanderers but was unable to help them avoid relegation during the 2020/21 season.

Middlesbrough purchased him for an undisclosed fee and he was a regular in the starting line-up under Neil Warnock but new boss Chris Wilder is reportedly planning to recruit a centre forward in January and it looks like it will be one in and one out with Ikpeazu expected to move on.

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