Middlesbrough fans react to reports linking Championship rivals, including Leeds, with Daniel Ayala

Middlesbrough fans during the Sky Bet Championship match between Middlesbrough and Reading at the Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough on Saturday 14th September 2019. (

Leeds United, Fulham and Stoke City are all being credited with an interest in the Middlesbrough defender.

Middlesbrough fans during the Sky Bet Championship match between Middlesbrough and Reading at the Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough on Saturday 14th September 2019. (

Middlesbrough fans are reacting to reports linking Daniel Ayala to their Championship rivals, Leeds United, Fulham and Stoke City.

According to Teamtalk, Leeds, Fulham and Stoke are all showing an interest in Ayala.

 

The website claims Middlesbrough are ready to cash in on their long-serving centre-back in January, knowing they will not be able to match the terms of his current contract, which expires next summer.

And it adds that Fulham look the most likely beneficiaries, but also notes that the Leeds director of football, Victor Orta, is a fan of Ayala, with whom he worked at Boro.

Captain Daniel Ayala of Middlesbrough in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Middlesbrough and Fulham at the Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough on Saturday 26th October 2019.

This is what those of a Middlesbrough persuasion are saying about the rumour on Twitter...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ayala was signed by Liverpool in 2007 and remained in English football with Hull, Derby, Norwich and Nottingham Forest before joining Middlesbrough.

In his six years at Boro, the 29-year-old has been promoted to the Premier League once and won PFA Team of the Year and Player of the Year awards.

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