Whitehead asked Stoke's Huth about Middlesbrough

Dean Whitehead asked former Stoke City teammate Robert Huth about Middlesbrough before making the move.

Dean Whitehead asked former Stoke City teammate Robert Huth about Middlesbrough before making the move.

Whitehead, aged 31, had been searching for a new club since ending a four-year spell with the Potters at the end of last season.

He said: "As for Robert, I spoke with him recently and he really enjoyed his time here and spoke very highly of the club.

"I'm old and wise enough to know what Middlesbrough is about. I spoke to the manager, he told me what he wants and what he thinks the club can do. You take all that on board, but ultimately it's a football decision and I think I am in the right place."

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