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Burnley plotting fresh summer move for Championship defender

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Burnley are set to reignite their interest in Middlesbrough defender Dael Fry during the summer transfer window, a report from The Daily Mail has claimed.

The Clarets were previously interested in a move for the centre back in two years ago, but no move ultimately materialised.

Now however, it seems as though Burnley are set to give their attempts to bring Fry to Turf Moor another go at the end of this season.

According to this latest report, the Premier League side are set to make a fresh bid for the 23-year-old when the transfer market reopens, and it has been suggested that they could offer up to £10million for the centre back.

It is thought that Burnley are keen to add to their central defensive options, amid expected interest in James Tarkowski, and a potential permanent move to Norwich for Ben Gibson, who is currently on loan with the Canaries.

‘Boro manager Neil Warnock is said to view Fry as a key member of his squad that he does not want to lose, but the defender himself is apparently keen to test himself in English football’s top-flight.

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As things stand, there are just over two years remaining on Fry’s contract with Middlesbrough, securing his future at The Riverside Stadium until the end of the 2022/23 season, putting the Championship club in a reasonably strong position to negotiate any offers that come in for him.

The Verdict

This will no doubt be something of a concern for those of a Middlesbrough persuasion.

Fry has emerged as a key player at The Riverside Stadium in recent years, and he is certainly not someone they are going to want to lose if possible.

However, that is something that may be hard for them to do given the appeal of the Premier League to Fry, particularly given the current financial climate.

Indeed, you also feel as though Fry himself has shown that he is more than capable of making the step up to the top-flight in the past few seasons, so it perhaps no huge surprise to see this interest emerge in him again.


UCLan Sports Journalism graduate, been writing for Football League World since March 2019. I've previously worked for the likes of Blackburn Rovers and Opta, among others.

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