Middlesbrough left-back Fabio Da Silva has reportedly signed a one year contract extension, according to BBC Radio Tees Sport. The Brazilian also confirmed this on Instagram.

The wing-back has struggled for minutes at Middlesbrough this campaign, especially after the arrival of Tony Pulis in December. Although he has played second fiddle to George Friend, he still remains a fan favourite.

Fabio was one of a few players who could hold his head up high after Middlesbrough’s performances last season in the Premier League, as the club was relegated back down into the Championship.

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The Brazilian international was linked with a move away from the club in January. He expressed his desire to move back to his home country, however, nothing came to fruition. He decided to stay and has been involved more regularly in recent weeks, often coming off the bench to see out the game at wing-back or in midfield.

BBC Tees Sport have reported that there was an clause within Fabio’s contract, which the club and the player have decided to activate to extend his contract by an additional year.

Given his experience in the Championship, as well as in the Premier League, it seems fitting that Fabio should stay with Middlesbrough.

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The former-Premier League winner may have signed with the opportunity to play again in the Premier League with Middlesbrough. The reds have the chance to achieve promotion as they face Aston Villa in the Championship Play Offs this weekend.

Fabio will be hoping he can play a part in getting Middlesbrough promoted via the Play Offs, and make his decision to extend his stay worthwhile.

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