A hint has emerged over the future of Middlesbrough defender, and reported Leeds United target, Daniel Ayala as his wife has revealed on Instagram that they’re moving out of their current house.
The central defender arrived at the Riverside six years ago and has made 216 appearances in total for the Reds – representing them in both the Championship and the Premier League.
The 29-year-old’s current contract is set to expire in the summer and it is understood that he intends not to sign a new deal and leave the North East club then.
There has not been official confirmation of a decision from either the player or Boro but a hint over his potential exit has emerged on Instagram.
Ayala’s wife has revealed today on the social media site that they’re moving out of their current house, indicating. they may be preparing to leave the club and the surrounding area.
That could be a boost for Championship rivals Leeds as the Daily Star reported in March that they are planning to sign Ayala in the summer.
The report suggests that the Whites are keen on bringing the defender to the club with our without promotion and see him as a potential replacement for Ben White.
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We still don’t know where Ayala will end up this summer, though this latest update suggests it is unlikely to be the Riverside.
The 29-year-old has been a fantastic servant for Boro over the last six years and from their perspective, it is a shame to see him go.
Ayala has proven his quality at Championship level but you’d question whether he is the right signing for Leeds should they get promoted to the Premier League.