It was reported at the weekend that Premier League giants Liverpool were keeping tabs on highly-rated Middlesbrough defender Dael Fry in the printed Express.
The 21-year-old has become a regular for Tony Pulis’s side this season after appearing sporadically throughout the previous campaign.
He has made ten appearances in the Championship so far this season and has proven to be an incredibly capable and classy presence at the back, proving stiff competition for established players like Daniel Ayala and Aden Flint.
He has made the summer departure of Ben Gibson almost unnoticeable, but it now looks like the north-east club will have a fight on their hands to stop another defender heading to the top-flight in January.
The report from the Sunday Express says that the Reds have sent scouts to watch Boro at least six times already this season.
But there is another side who should be prepared to make a move for the youngster.
Here are two reasons why Tottenham Hotspur must pip their top-six rivals to Fry’s signature…