Crystal Palace defender Zeki Fryers joins Rotherham United on loan, his fifth club in three years

New York Stadium sign, Rotherham

The former Manchester United and Tottenham talent needs to settle somewhere soon.

The interesting career journey of Crystal Palace defender Zeki Fryers took a twist today, as the former Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur youngster was sent out on loan to Championship side Rotherham United.

The Millers, who are currently 20th in the Championship, announced the deal earlier today. On the official Rotherham website their boss Steve Evans said of his signature:

"Zeki is a young man that first came to my attention when he was simply outstanding as a youngster at Manchester United...

"I was delighted to get permission to speak to the lad with a view to bringing him here on loan, initially on a short-term basis but perhaps if it suits all parties extending that further.

“Zeki will train with the group this morning and will be included in the 18, if not the starting 11, for tomorrow’s match with AFC Bournemouth."

For Fryers, this loan move to Rotherham makes it a whopping five clubs in less than three years.

Fryers of course came through the ranks at Manchester United. He controversially left the club in 2012. He trained with Tottenham Hotspur throughout that summer, according to the Daily Mail,  but Spurs could not reach a compensation package with United and in the end he joined Standard Liege in Belgium.

But he only remained at the club for one term before joining Tottenham in controversial circumstances in the winter of 2013, just six months after leaving United. In joining Tottenham via Standard Liege Spurs had avoided paying United any compensation for the player, something United boss Sir Alex Ferguson dubbed 'a blatant manipulation', according to the BBC.

But he only lasted 18 months at Spurs before joining Crystal Palace for an undisclosed fee in the summer, where again he has found first-team football hard.

After all this chopping and changing Fryers will surely be hoping just to settle in one place for a while and get some regular game time under his belt.

Because at 22-years-old, five teams already does not read good.

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