Boateng rejects exit talk

10 May 2007 10:52
Middlesbrough's George Boateng has pledged his future to the Teessiders amid speculation that newly-promoted Birmingham City are looking to sign the midfielder. Boateng, 31, still has two years remaining on his Boro contract and insists he wants to stay at the Riverside Stadium. "I am happy here. I appreciate what the club has done for me," said Boateng. "Whether my name has been mentioned to other clubs or not, I am very loyal. "Unless I am told different, I will be here as long as my contract is running." Boateng, who has made 184 appearances for the club since arriving from Aston Villa in 2002, was made captain last summer when Gareth Southgate replaced Steve McClaren as manager. "I am delighted to be the captain - it is a big honour - and if I am appreciated for what I do for the club, then there will be no changes," he added.

Source: ESA