Leeds and Middlesbrough could be dealt a frustrating transfer blow in their pursuit of Fenerbahce forward, Michael Frey.
Turkish media outlet, Fotomac have revealed today that Fenerbahce aren’t wanting to sell Frey in the summer transfer window, which will be an irritating update for the clubs chasing his signature.
Earlier in the week, it was reported by Fotomac, that Middlesbrough were weighing up a bid in the region of £5m for Frey.
But Fenerbahce Sporting Director, Damien Comolli isn’t prepared to sell anymore of the club’s attacking options before the season gets underway.
This is due to Fenerbahce losing Roberto Soldado and Islam Slimani, who both returned to their parent clubs after loan spells in Turkey.
Frey netted five goals in 22 appearances for Fenerbahce last season, and his impressive performances evidently didn’t go unnoticed, with Belgian side, Anderlecht registering their interest in the striker.
But Comolli reportedly has high hopes for Frey in the future, and believes that he will be worth in the region of £20m in the future, which is why they are keen to retain his services heading into next year’s campaign.
Leeds and Middlesbrough will have to move onto other targets now, and they’ll be hoping to add to their squads to aid their promotion bid next season.
This is frustrating, but they must move onto other targets now.
Frey is a player that was impressive for Fenerbahce last season, and I think he could be a shrewd signing by Leeds and Middlesbrough, but it seems as though they’re fighting a losing battle to sign him.
There are better options out there for both teams though, and they must turn to them to add some depth to their attacking options ahead of next season.