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Middlesbrough defender attracting interest from Premier League giants

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According to the Daily Mail, Manchester United and Chelsea are amongst the Premier League clubs monitoring Dael Fry’s situation at Middlesbrough.

Fry, who is currently on international duty with England’s under-21 squad, has established himself as a key member of Garry Monk’s Middlesbrough squad during the opening months of the Sky Bet Championship season.

The 20-year-old has previously had a spell with Rotherham United on-loan, but is now challenging to make Boro’s first team, with Monk putting his faith in the youngster during an early stage of the season.

Fry has featured on 11 occasions across all competitions, including nine times in the Championship, keeping Ryan Shotton out of the starting XI for an early part of the season.

Monk has recently rotated his centre-back pairing, with Fry dropping out of the starting XI, as the Teessiders continue to struggle to make a major impact in the Championship.

Leicester City and Everton are also reportedly interested in luring Fry from the Riverside Stadium.

Fry is part of an exciting squad at the Riverside – yet despite hosting a pool of talent, Boro are struggling to make an impact in the race for the top-six.

Monk’s side sit 11th in the Championship, with 16 points from their opening 11 fixtures.

The Verdict

It is no surprise to see a number of Premier League clubs, particularly the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea, monitoring Fry, with the defender looking like he has a big future ahead of him.

Boro will understandably want to keep hold of Fry for as long as possible, with his potential partnership with Ben Gibson something that looks extremely positive.

Of course, the lure of Premier League football could be too much for Fry to resist, meaning it is vital that Boro begin to show signs of pushing for a top-flight return.

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Alfie is a journalist based in Yorkshire with years of experience covering the EFL. A current focus on Huddersfield Town and their fortunes back in the Championship, but out and about at as many games as possible. Covered Leeds United during their promotion-winning season in 2019/20.

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