Report: Middlesbrough interested in Crystal Palace outcast Jairo Riedewald

Middlesbrough Manager Tony Pulis celebrates at the end of the match at St Andrew's Trillion Trophy Stadium on January 12, 2019 in Birmingham, England.

Jairo Riedewald hasn't played a Premier League game for Crystal Palace this season and could be offered an escape by Championship hopefuls Boro.

Crystal Palace's Dutch defender Jairo Riedewald (front) vies with Chelsea's Spanish defender Marcos Alonso (back) during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and...

Jairo Riedewald looked set to be a major player in Frank de Boer’s Crystal Palace revolution when he arrived in 2017 for a fee of £7.9 million, as reported by The Guardian.

But, after four winless Premier League games, Riedewald’s former Ajax boss was gone and suddenly the versatile defender found himself on the fringes at Selhurst Park.

 

De Boer’s replacement, Roy Hodgson, clearly doesn’t share the same view on Riedewald’s ability and it is telling that the 22-year-old hasn’t made a single Premier League appearance in the 2018/19 season, having managed just four in the previous campaign.

And, according to TEAMtalk, Riedewald is likely to be loaned out this month with clubs in Spain, Holland and France keen. Interestingly, Middlesbrough would be willing to offer him an escape route too.

Crystal Palace's Dutch defender Jairo Riedewald (L) controls the ball during the English FA Cup third round football match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Crystal Palace at the...

Tony Pulis’ Boro are fifth in the Championship table and just four points adrift of the automatic promotion positions. Riedewald, should he arrive, would offer plenty of versatility due to his ability to play at full-back, centre-half and defensive midfield.

Middlesbrough would be hoping that the three-time Dutch international can replicate the impact made by Mo Besic at the Riverside, the Bosnian midfielder having shone after arriving on loan from Everton a year ago before making the deal permanent in the summer.

Bakary Sako of Crystal Palace celebrates after scoring his sides first goal with Christian Benteke of Crystal Palace and Jairo Riedewald of Crystal Palace during the Premier League match...

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