Former Reading striker Leroy Lita has signed a 3-year deal with Middlesbrough. Lita has joined Boro on a free transfer. Lita chose boro ahead of Sheffield United and Leicester. Lita, who is 24 rejected a contract extension to stay with Reading. Sice becoming a professional player with Bristol City in the 2002-2003 season, Lita has scored 79 goals. In the two seasons that Reading was in the Premier League, Lita scored 16 goals in 56 games.