Southgate Signed Alves - Fact!

Last updated : 09 June 2009 By Boro Mad
Alves, 28, is currently recovering from a broken foot picked up against Newcastle towards the end of the season.

Boro chief executive Keith Lamb: "It's been suggested that a lot of the decisions were made higher up but that is not true at all.

"Anyone who knows Gareth realises he would not stand for someone else making decisions for him."