Bailey thankful to Addicks

Skipper hails Charlton as he looks set for move

Bailey: Boro bound

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Nicky Bailey has thanked Charlton Athletic for giving him the chance to move on as he looks set to seal a switch to Middlesbrough.

The Addicks skipper is set to move to Middlesbrough next week upon the completion of a medical after he agreed terms with the Teesside club.

Boro have agreed to pay an initial £1.4million for Bailey, who is now looking forward to sealing the transfer after two years at The Valley.

"First of all I would like to thank the chairman Richard Murray, manager, staff and players for all the hard work and support they gave to me whilst at the club," Bailey told

"The fans of Charlton made me very welcome from day one and I would also like to thank them for that.

"I am extremely excited about the challenge ahead of me at Middlesbrough, as I know it is a massive club with plenty of passionate fans with high expectations.

"Just like I have always done in my career I will give 100 per cent and hope that it is a valuable contribution to the team."

Bailey is due for a medical at Middlesbrough on Monday and should be presented as Boro's second summer signing shortly after.