Although the Austria international defender has another two years remaining on his present deal, both Boro and the player are eager to cement their relationship.
The 25-year-old told the Evening Gazette: "We´ve been talking about it (a contract) for a short period now. I have said I really want to be here as long as possible and there are signals from the club they want to keep me here, so I think we will reach an agreement."
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