Downing happy sticking with Middlesbrough
"I knew there was interest in me (in January) but I had things to sort out here," the England winger told the Sunday Sun.
"I was pleased with the outcome and getting the deal signed. I've got unfinished business and I'd like to win something as quick as possible.
"I'm only 23. I've signed for five years so I'm looking at two or three years to build and hopefully win something. That would be a realistic target."