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Give me a call - Middlesbrough captain Rhys Williams seems to confirm summer exit and desire to head home

The Australian is keen on a move back Down Under.

Middlesbrough club captain Rhys Williams has made it clear that his future looks to be away from the club and has claimed that he is seriously considering heading back to Australia in the summer.

Speaking to SBS in Australia the talented utility player stated:

"Sometimes you need to start again and it might be a good option. If somebody wanted to take me there and it would be good for my future and my family, I’d definitely look at it.

“The league is growing and going there is something I've been discussing with my agent. We've had a few chats with different people and the thought appeals to me.

“Being at home in the nice environment and playing for a manager who believes in me could be the best way to move forward again.

“Sometimes in life, you have to take a different route to go where you ultimately want to go - and if I were to go back to Australia and be a big part of a team there, then why not?

“Come the (northern) summer I would be able to head back home, so if anybody is interested they should give me a call!”

This move will not come as a surprise to Boro fans who have had to watch his promising career at the Riverside be decimated by injury problems and with his contract expiring at the end of the season it seems nobody is willing to take a punt on the player.

Two Achilles tendon ruptures have seen Williams play just twice for Middlesbrough in the past two seasons. A recent loan spell for Charlton Athletic was meant to be redemptive, but he struggled with The Addicks playing in 5-0 and 6-0 defeats before returning to Teeside.

Williams, who came over to England to join Boro in 2005 as a teenager, has 14 caps for the Australian national team and a move back home might give him a chance of getting back into first-team football and the national fold.

The Gazette is however reporting this morning that Williams might also have some interest from China - where his Asian confederation eligibility makes him a much hunted commodity.

Wherever he does end up there is no doubt that Middlesbrough fans will wish him all the best in his new adventure.

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