Pogatetz ready to leave Middlesbrough

Pogatetz admits he is tired of relegation battles and is keen on a new challenge.

He said: “I’m 26 years old and want to continue playing at the highest level.

“Should I leave in the summer, it will be for sporting reasons or to go to a club that plays in Europe or one with high ambitions.

“It becomes tiring to fight relegation every season.”