Winger makes vow to Boro

Downing: I'll be back

July 17, 2009
England winger Stewart Downing has vowed to return to home-town club Middlesbrough one day.

The 24-year-old Academy graduate completed a £12m move to Aston Villa on Thursday, but has revealed he has already spoken to chairman Steve Gibson about going back to the Riverside Stadium later in his career.

He told Boro's official website: "One day, I will be back. I would love to do that. In fact, I have already spoken to Steve Gibson about it.

"I want to play at the top ...

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