Middlesbrough fans react on Twitter to Martin Skrtel rumours

Liverpool's manager Juergen Klopp and Martin Skrtel after the match

Middlesbrough want Liverpool's Martin Skrtel, according to reports.

Liverpool's manager Juergen Klopp and Martin Skrtel after the match

Newly-promoted Premier League side Middlesbrough are linked with a £6 million move for Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel (The Sun).

The Slovakian centre-half could struggle for regular minutes under Jurgen Klopp next term, with the German set for his first transfer window as Liverpool manager.

Recruiting the 31-year-old, who has spent the past eight years in the Premier League with the Reds, would be a bold move by Boro, who finished second behind Burnley in the Championship this past season to seal promotion.

Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka poses for a selfie with a fan as he celebrates promotion to the premier league

Skrtel, who has two years to go on his contract, would be a major signing for Middlesbrough, but there is also a question regarding his wages.

At 31, the Liverpool man may tempted abroad in a move which may prove much more lucrative, and many Middlesbrough fans, if their Twitter reaction is anything to go by, would rather see him move abroad than join the Riverside Stadium club it seems.

Middlesbrough celebrate with the trophy after being promoted to the Barclays Premier League

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