Middlesbrough duo, Marcus Tavernier and Dael Fry are being linked with a move to the Premier League according to the Daily Mail.
Tavernier is attracting interest from Watford, whilst Fry is wanted by Sean Dyche’s Burnley.
Boro failed to win promotion to the Premier League this season, and it seems likely that player departures could be on the cards, with some key names being linked with moves away.
Middlesbrough are believed to be wanting to keep hold of the youngster, who they see as a crucial player to their promotion chances.
But he’s struggled for regular game time with Boro, and was restricted to just two league starts under Tony Pulis.
On the other hand, Fry featured frequently for Middlesbrough last season, and made 34 appearances in total as they narrowly missed out on a top six finish.
The 21-year-old has previously attracted interest from Liverpool (The Sunday Express, page 41, November 18th, 2018), but Burnley are said to be weighing up a potential transfer swoop for the central defender.
Both players will be hoping to have their long-term future resolved at the earliest of opportunities, and it’s looking increasingly unlikely that they will remain at The Riverside if formal bids are submitted over the summer.
I wouldn’t be surprised to see the duo depart.
They are both excellent players who have the quality to be playing in the Premier League, and it’ll be interesting to see whether Middlesbrough are tempted to accept any approach for both of them.
A worrying summer awaits for Boro supporters.