Middlesbrough chairman Steve Gibson is ‘adamant’ that Dael Fry won’t be leaving the club this summer, according to the Northern Echo.
Football League World exclusively revealed that the central defender was attracting the interest of a number of Premier League clubs with the view to a potential move ahead of the new season getting underway.
While Brentford are the latest club to have the player as ‘a serious target’, he’s also attracting the attention of Leeds United, Burnley, Wolves and Southampton who have all scouted the player in recent months.
At 23 years of age it’s clear what Middlesbrough’s stance on the player is.
After coming through the club’s youth academy, Fry has established himself as a vital member of the first team squad since making his senior debut in the 2015-16 season.
Since then he has made 138 appearances for the Teessiders, including 34 in all competitions for Neil Warnock’s side next term.
Middlesbrough will have ambitions of improving on their 10th place finish in the upcoming campaign as they target a potential spot in the play-offs.
If they’re to do that then they’ll surely be looking to keep hold of Fry and, based on this report, it seems that club chairman Steve Gibson is determined to keep hold of the player as he continues to improve.
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This will be music to the ears of Middlesbrough supporters.
Dael Fry is one of the club’s most important players at the moment – something that is remarkable at the age of just 23.
The player is the club’s first choice central defender and with Neil Warnock looking to strengthen his squad it seems that he’ll be determined to keep hold of such a pivotal performer.
A move to the Premier League will surely be appealing for any player, but it seems that any interested parties will have to go a long way to convince Steve Gibson to sell.