Middlesbrough defender Dael Fry has revealed he is living the dream when he turns out for his local team despite reported interest from Celtic.
The Scottish giants, along with several Premier League sides, have been monitoring the England U21 international according to TEAMtalk ahead of a potential move for the player in January.
However, whilst Fry didn’t address those rumours, he told the Northern Echo how much he is enjoying playing for the club that he grew up supporting and watching on the terraces.
“I was at Middlesbrough from the age of seven and right through the Academy until now. You always wish to play for Middlesbrough but when it happens you think ‘god, what’s happening here’, but I’m enjoying it at the minute.”
The 21-year-old has had to be patient for his opportunity this season, with Tony Pulis having several defensive options to choose from.
Yet, Fry has begun to establish himself as a regular in recent weeks, with the manager valuing his versatility as the youngster is playing as a right-back at the minute.
He will be hoping for a fifth consecutive league start when Boro host Aston Villa tomorrow in what is a very big game for both sides.
It’s great for fans to have local lads in the team and Fry is clearly loving turning out for his team and he is doing well.
Obviously, getting linked to a club the size of Celtic will please Fry but he seems as though he’s concentrating on helping Boro.
Now, it’s about maintaining the form he has shown recently as Pulis’ men look to push for promotion.
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