Middlesbrough, Middlesbrough star signs new one-year deal – Chris Wilder is ‘delighted’

Middlesbrough star signs new one-year deal – Chris Wilder is ‘delighted’

Middlesbrough midfielder Jonny Howson has signed a one-year contract, the club has confirmed via their official website.

Middlesbrough have four first-team players out of contract at the end of this month, three of which have been told to find new clubs.

Sol Bamba, Neil Taylor, and Lee Peltier haven’t been offered new deals, but club captain Jonny Howson has, with the latter signing a one-year deal earlier today.

Howson was Boro’s Player of the Season and has been a consistent performer for a number of seasons, ever since signing from Norwich City back in 2017.

Now aged 34, Howson may not be expected to play every minute for the Teessiders in the upcoming campaign, especially given the competition for places in Middlesbrough’s midfield three.

Matt Crooks, Marcus Tavernier, Riley McGree, and Martin Payero will be competing with Howson for a starting berth, yet the veteran has proven himself enough to mean it is his place to lose.

Having been at the club for five years, he has made 230 appearances in all competitions for Boro, scoring six goals and registering a further 19 assists for teammates.

He has now played more games for Middlesbrough than he did at either of his previous clubs, Leeds United and Norwich City.

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After the announcement was made on the club’s official website, Boro boss Chris Wilder stated that he was happy to get the deal over the line.

“We’re delighted we’ve managed to come an agreement with Jonny,” he said.

“He was coming out of contract and it’s a key signing for us.”

Middlesbrough are yet to make a new signing this summer, although it is likely to be a busy window for the North-East club as they look to revamp their squad in a bid to finish in the division’s top six.

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