Midfielder becomes 19th and final addition on deadline day
Town have signed defensive midfielder Samy Morsy from Championship side Middlesbrough for an undisclosed fee.
The Egyptian becomes Town’s 19th and final signing of this transfer window after agreeing a three-year contract, which will run until the summer of 2024.
Samy started his senior career in 2009 at Port Vale before moving to Chesterfield in 2013, where he first worked under Paul Cook.
After three years in Derbyshire, he then went on to sign for Wigan Athletic, spending his first season on loan at Barnsley.
With Paul taking over as Latics manager in May 2019, the midfielder signed a new deal with Wigan and relished under the now Town boss, making over 150 appearances and remaining at the DW stadium until 2020.
Samy signed for Boro in 2020, making 31 appearances in the Championship last term.
The 29-year-old natural leader, who is a full Egyptian international, was previously club captain under Paul at both Chesterfield and Wigan.
Town manager, Paul, said: “I’m absolutely delighted. My relationship with Samy is there for everyone to see dating back to when we were at Chesterfield together.
"Samy, again, has been a long-term target. He’s someone that we have had to be patient with and wait to bring in similarly to Bersant Celina. They were both long-term targets and we’re absolutely delighted to have them both at the Club.
"I can only thank Mark Ashton and the owners for their continued backing for bringing in a strong character and a good player like Samy Morsy."