Boro stand firm over Dutch winger

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Middlesbrough manager Tony Mowbray has said that he has no intention of selling Dutch winger Marvin Emnes this summer.

The 23-year-old has been the subject of interest from Swansea in recent days and was left out of the Boro squad that traveled to Slovenia for a pre-season tour.

But Mowbray says there's nothing linking those two incidents, and that Emnes was left at home as a precaution because of a groin strain.


"There's nothing there," Mowbray said. "I was conscious of Marvin not coming and people putting two and two together and coming up with the wrong number."

Mowbray said that, despite interest from Barclays Premier League clubs, he believes Emnes' future remains at Teesside for the time being.

"I've talked to the boy about that and yet he's very focused. He wants to play football, he enjoys playing football and I think he sees Middlesbrough as his club and I would like him to stay here and get on with his career here," the Scot continued.

"If some day he wants to play in the Premier League and we can't get there in the next year or two, then we'll look at that.

"But I'd like to give him a shot of helping us get back to where we want to be. I think he's more than happy to do that.

"He's a young player still and, to be fair, he's had a tough few years. I think he showed enough in the second half of last season to show he's a special talent, on his day he can hurt teams, particularly in the Npower Championship and you hope as he develops and matures he can become a big player in the Barclays Premier League."

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