George Saville explains why he joined Middlesbrough

George Saville of Northern Ireland reacts to a missed chance during the International Friendly match between Northern Ireland and Israel at Windsor Park on September 11, 2018 in Belfast,...

George Saville joined Middlesbrough from Millwall late last month.

Stuart Dallas of Northern Ireland celebrates scoring his side's second goal with team mate George Saville during the International Friendly match between Northern Ireland and Israel at...

Middlesbrough boss Tony Pulis made a shrewd addition late last month to his Championship side, as the 60-year-old signed Millwall midfielder George Saville.

The Boro have lacked a creative midfielder since the departure of Adama Traore and Saville may be able to help in filling that void.

And in an interview with the official Middlesbrough website, the Northern Ireland midfielder stated everything is possible with Middlesbrough.


When speaking about why he made the move to Teeside, Saville said: "The aim is to go to the next level. I want to get a promotion, for the football club and for myself. And I want to play as many games as possible to show the club and the fans what I can do.

"That's why I've come to Middlesbrough, why I chose Middlesbrough. It's great for a club of this stature to want you, everything is possible here."

George Saville of Millwall

Saville will be hoping to make his mark on Tony Pulis' team straight away as the Boro travel to Norwich City this weekend, but cementing a starting spot won't be easy.

Jonny Howson, Adam Clayton and Muhamed Besic have been the regular features in Pulis' midfield three and Saville will certainly offer another dimension in an important season on Teeside. 

Middlesbrough Manager Tony Pulis during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi Final:Second Leg match between Aston Villa and Middlesbrough at Villa Park on May 15, 2018 in Birmingham,...

Have something to tell us about this article?

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch