Woodgate moving back to Boro
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Former England international Jonathan Woodgate is set to return to Middlesbrough subject to a medical, the Championship club have confirmed.

The 32-year-old is a free agent having played for Stoke City last season.

The club said on their website that Woodgate is close to starting a second spell at the Riverside Stadium, where he played 52 times after an initial loan move from Real Madrid six years ago.

Boro eventually paid the Spanish giants £7million for Woodgate on that occasion before an £8million move to Tottenham Hotspur in January 2008.

The former Leeds United youth player has commanded in excess of £35million in transfer fees despite suffering an injury-stricken career.