With Stewart Downing returning to Middlesbrough this week, here are 10 of the best players who went back to their former clubs over the years.
10. Graeme Le Saux
After ending his first spell at the club by throwing his shirt at the feet of manager Ian Porterfield in 1993, Le Saux returned and enjoyed better times at Stamford Bridge from 1997 onwards.
The England left-back won an FA Cup, League Cup, Cup Winners’ Cup and UEFA Super Cup over the next three years after returning as a Premier League winner following his stint at Blackburn.
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