Doriva wants Boro stay
By Peter O`Rourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 30-year-old has impressed for Boro in his first two Premiership starts and he is keen to earn a new long-term deal.
Doriva joined Boro on a short-term basis in January from Celta Vigo, and he hopes that Steve McClaren will extend his stay on Teesside.
"I am pleased to be here and I am enjoying it very much," said Doriva.
"I have signed for three months but I would like to stay on at Middlesbrough."
Doriva has settled into life in England well and is impressed by the standard of The Premiership.
"I have settled in very well at Middlesbrough," added Doriva.
"The people have been very kind and very polite. So I would be very happy to stay here longer. But I have to try to play well until the end of the season and see what happens.
"The Premier League is a very, very high standard because all the teams have a lot of quality.
"In other countries, you find that four or five teams are a lot better than the others.
"The football in England is much faster than in other countries. You have more time to get the ball down and play elsewhere.
"But it's a great experience for me to play in The Premiership."
Meanwhile, Geremi has dismissed reports linking him with a possible move to Manchester United.
The Cameroon international, who is on loan at Boro from Real Madrid until the end of the season, is rumoured to have attracted the interest of United after impressing in The Premiership this season.
Boro are keen to make his stay permanent but will not be held to ransom by Madrid who are thought to be demanding a fee in the region of £9 million for his services.
Geremi rejected reports that he had been tapped up by United and stressed that he was focusing on helping Middlesbrough for the rest of the season, despite the fact that he is currently sidelined through injury.
"Neither myself or my agent has been approached by Manchester United," he stated.