Middlesbrough have been linked with an ambitious move to bring Stewart Downing back to the Riverside.

Despite a good 2014/15 season, the playmaker is likely to find himself down the pecking order at the Boleyn after the signing of Dimitri Payet and emergence of Diego Poyet.

And, after a £5m bid from Sunderland was rejected, the Championship outfit are said to be monitoring the 30-year-old.

Downing made his name playing for the Boro, helping them to a Uefa Cup Final in 2005 and earning his first England call-up. Despite the club’s relegation in 2009, his form earned him a big-money move to Aston Villa.

Here are some of the winger's best moments from his Middlesbrough days: