Michael De Leeuw will make the move to America this summer after agreeing a three year deal with Chicago Fire.

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de leeuw ghrThe 29-year-old had been expected to leave Groningen this summer after rejecting the chance to remain at the club, and entered negotiations with Chicago Fire this week.

De Leeuw has now agreed a three-year deal with the MLS club and will now join up with former Groningen defender Johan Kappelhof.

The striker told Chicago Fire’s website, “The conversations that I had with Nelson and Pauno were very good.

“What they told me about their desired style of play, what they expect from players and the way that they work all appealed to me. To be a team that adapts to other teams was good to hear. I spoke with Johan Kappelhof many times and he had good things to say about the club and the city of Chicago, which all makes me excited to be joining the Fire.”

De Leeuw has been with Groningen since 2010, making 109 league appearances for the club scoring 46 goals.

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