Middlesbrough defender Dael Fry is admired by both Newcastle United and Everton, as the Championship club are apparently open to selling their man.
According to a report from 90min.com, ‘Boro are ready to cash in on Fry. The Teessiders are willing to accept a bid in the region of £20m for the defender.
Fry has been a big player for ‘Boro in recent seasons. His consistency and versatility have led to praise from a number of places, including that of Jonathan Woodgate, who previously described Fry as a ‘class, class player’.
But it appears that, with no promotion looking likely for some time, that owner Steve Gibson is willing to allow Fry to move on and bring in a big chunk of money.
The 22-year-old has attracted interest from the Premier League before. Indeed, back in January, Burnley were apparently quoted £30m for him as Sean Dyche looked to add Fry to his ranks.
With money set to be tighter than ever this summer, it will be interesting to see if ‘Boro can indeed get the figure they want for Fry.
Fry is ready-made for Everton, he’d be perfect – TBR View
Sometimes a player just stands out in the Championship and in terms of defenders, Fry is certainly one of them.
Everton has a long history of moving for players in the Championship, too. Despite new money in the club and Carlo Ancelotti’s contacts in Europe, Everton and Fry would be a good match.
The Toffees need a long-term replacement for Phil Jagielka, while Fry’s versatility means he can cover other positions.
With the likes of Seamus Coleman suffering from injuries in recent years, the Middlesbrough man could be a perfect fit.