Liverpool and Burnley are interested in signing Middlesbrough’s Dael Fry according to the Hartlepool Mail.
The centre-back enjoyed his first full season in the heart of the ‘Boro backline in the season just gone, after breaking through in the 2017/18 season.
The 21-year-old made 39 appearances in total last season. In 35 Championship matches Fry was part of a ‘Boro defence which only conceded 28 goals, with 14 clean sheets an impressive return for the youngster.
And it has caught the attention of the Premier League. Burnley have history signing Middlesbrough defenders after Ben Gibson made the switch to Lancashire in 2018, and he is the type of player Sean Dyche fancies.
Liverpool, on the other hand, may be surprise suitors, and ‘Boro will he holding out for as good a deal as possible.
Fry still has two years left on his contract, and Middlesbrough could persuade him to stay a little while longer as they bid to get back to the top flight. He is valued by transfermarkt at £4.5 million, but young english talent often fetches a much higher price.
Fry has looked comfortable ever since he started playing regularly in the Middlesbrough backline. The new manager, whoever it is, will be keen to keep hold of him and ‘Boro must do all they can to withstand any pressure to sell if they are serious about their promotion ambitions.
Burnley seem ideal suitors for the centre-back. Gibson has not really worked out for The Clarets but they have a mostly successful record of signing Championship players. Fry is on an upward trajectory, and both Sean Dyche and Jurgen Klopp could really help him to excel, should the player look to move away.