Thursday 16 Jul
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Downing departs

West Ham United can confirm that winger Stewart Downing has returned to Middlesbrough


West Ham United can confirm that winger Stewart Downing has returned to hometown club Middlesbrough on a permanent basis for an undisclosed fee.

Downing, who turns 31 next Wednesday, has moved back to his first club after two seasons in east London. The midfielder made 74 appearances in Claret and Blue, scoring seven goals.

West Ham United would like to thank Stewart for his hard work and commitment over the past two years and wish him all the best in his future career.