Dael Fry has been one of the breakthrough stars in this Championship campaign and, as a result, Middlesbrough can expect plenty of interest when the January transfer window opens.
According to TEAMtalk, Premier League trio Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and Chelsea are interested in the England U21 international while a Celtic side needing reinforcements at the back are also keen.
Brendan Rodgers’ Hoops are expected to lose Dedryck Boyata in the New Year and Fry, a commanding and technically gifted, modern-day centre-back, looks perfect on paper for the former Liverpool boss.
And with Fry being fielded at right-back of late, a position Celtic are in desperate need of strengthening, the 21-year-old certainly ticks a lot of boxes for the reigning Scottish Premiership champions.
But it’s fair to say Fry isn’t the finished article just yet. His lack of experience in the right back role was exposed in brutal fashion by a rampant Yannick Bolasie, who ripped Boro’s defence apart in a 3-0 home thrashing on Saturday.
Middlesbrough fans were less than impressed by Fry’s display, suggesting that he is not yet ready to play on the flank against a top quality opponent like Bolasie.
So Rodgers should take note if he sees Fry as a potential replacement for the ageing Mikael Lustig.
Bolasie 1v1 with Dael Fry this half... Villa WILL score again if that continues— Lee (@BoroLee86) December 1, 2018
Well, that was painful. I'm actually pleased we didn't equalise before half time. We have to attack. I have no idea what position Fry is playing in— Steve McDonald (@BoroSteve11) December 1, 2018
Fry off— KThxsBy (@KThxsBy) December 1, 2018
no but bolasie did and he destroyed fry— Joe (@ParkTheBusPulis) December 1, 2018
You can’t leave Fry isolated against Bolasie #Borolive— Mat Evans (@justcalledtosay) December 1, 2018
Dael fry you are not a RB— Callum Banki (@BankiCallum) December 1, 2018
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