Middlesbrough youngster Dael Fry has put pen-to-paper to sign a lengthy five year deal at the club, the club have confirmed.
The new contract for the youth player will see him committed to the North-East side until June 2020, as he looks forward to securing a first-team place in the near future.
Fry, 18, has excelled under Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka since pre-season after his hard work and commitment to the club resulted in his first start for the club against Preston at the start of this season.
The starlet has really made an impact at the club recently after he has made his way through the ranks to join the first-team action.
He was part of the England Under-17 set-up that won the 2014 European Championships and is now looking for regular senior football.
There’s no doubt that his rise from youth level to senior level has been nothing short of superb.
Whether or not Aitor Karanka is ready to hand him more first team action in the coming weeks remains to be seen.
The defender is still young and a lack of experience at Championship level can be costly. However, with youth seemingly becoming an increasingly useful asset in the second-tier of English football, Fry will feel that he has the quality to make an impact for the promotion chasers.
The defender is adept defensively but also able to pose a huge threat from set-pieces and Middlesbrough fans will be looking forward to seeing how he develops his abilities in the future.
The youngster was scouted by the club aged just nine, meaning that his commitment to the club could be a large factor in his rise through the youth systems to the top.
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