As featured on NewsNow: Football news

​Karanka: Difficult for Middlesbrough to attract West Ham's Downing

Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka has admitted that their Championship status could prove a hindrance in signing West Ham winger Stewart Downing.

The 30-year-old featured in all but one of the east Londoners' Premier League fixtures last season, scoring six goals, but his future at the club has been called into question this summer.

"I can't say anything about Stewart as a player because everybody knows him," Karanka said.

"For me it is difficult to think about him because I know it is very difficult for me to get this type of player because he is a Premier League player, he has offers from other places but I am here to assemble a squad as good as we can."


Need a VPN? Or seeking to switch? Then support Tribal Football by clicking here to sign up with our official partners NordVPN. Not only will you receive the best VPN experience, but also great discounts by signing up via Tribal Football. Thanks for your support!

Video of the day:

Ian Ferris
About the author

Ian Ferris

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free