Middlesbrough winger Stewart Downing has finally put pen to paper on his new five-year contract at the Riverside.

The club confirmed on Tuesday that the 23-year-old England international signed the deal, which he agreed 10 days ago, on Monday night.

Downing´s decision to stay with his hometown club came as a major boost to manager Gareth Southgate, who has insisted all along that he did not want the club´s academy graduate to leave.

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