Middlesbrough winger Marvin Emnes has signed a three-year contract extension to put an end to the ongoing speculation about his future.
The Dutch winger had been strongly linked with Premier League side Swansea where he enjoyed a fruitful loan spell last season, including scoring the winning goal against fierce rivals Cardiff in the Welsh Derby.
Emnes also pulled out of a pre-season tour to Slovenia further fuelling the rumours of an imminent exit.
However this fresh deal will keep the 23-year-old at the Riverside Stadium until 2015 and manager Tony Mowbray was unsurprisingly delighted: “It
The deal takes on renewed importance following the loss of striker Leroy Lita to the Swans yesterday and Emnes will be sure to take a prominent attacking role in Boro’s season opener against Portsmouth on Saturday as Mowbray begins his search for Lita’s replacement.