Middlesbrough have managed to extend the contract of key midfielder Adam Clayton. Clayton has put pen to a paper on a new contract earlier today. The contract extension will see Clayton staying on at Boro till 2021. The deal is great news for the club as it shows they are wanting to stay up this season and keep hold of their top talents.
The fact Middlesbrough have managed to keep hold of Clayton for another four years is indeed great news for the club. Adam was one of Boro’s best players last season and was a key part of why Boro managed to secure promotion to the Premier League.
The fans are also pleased about the deal as they voted him the star player of the season last year. Clayton has also impressed so far this season making 26 appearances this year and has been a solid central defensive midfielder.
Furthermore, the deal is hugely important to Middlesbrough as even if worse comes to worse and Boro go down they will still have Adam Clayton next season and he could once again be a key player in Boro’s side if they have to fight for promotion again.
The player himself also made a statement earlier regarding this, ‘To get it over the line and guarantee myself coming here for the next couple of years is really good’…’We all want to stay in this league and by signing I’ve shown I want to be part of it’. Clayton clearly has a special place in his heart for Middlesbrough and their fans. He is clearly also wanting to fight to stay up this season which will please the club and fans. He has also shared this emotional message via instagram.
The news and message by Clayton of his contract extension is being met with great joy from many Boro fans. Something they could do with now they are full involved in a relegation battle.