Fabio revels in top-flight return

New Middlesbrough full-back Fabio Da Silva says the opportunity to make a return to the English Premier League was too good to refuse.

Fabio joined the Boro last week Friday from Cardiff City after two seasons in the second tier, where he established himself as a dependable full-back with the ability to play on either flank.

However, the former Manchester United defender says he's just happy to be back in the top-flight.

"To be back in the Premier League is fantastic," the 26-year-old told the club's website. "When I arrived [in England] Boro were in the Premier League. I know them well and I know the fans.

"It's exciting as well to be given the opportunity to come and play with Middlesbrough."

Since making his debut in the Premier League for the Red Devils in 2009, the Brazil international has made 56 appearances in the top tier of English football.