Middlesbrough are interested in Crystal Palace defender Jairo Reidewald according to TEAMtalk.

The Crystal Palace defender is reportedly surplus to requirements, and manager Roy Hodgson would be willing to cash in on the three time Netherlands international, with Middlesbrough keen on bringing him to Teesside.

Reidewald was signed in the summer of 2017 from Ajax for £7.9 million, but he has only gone on to play 12 times in the Premier League in two and a half years at the club. The defender may be given a chance to resurrect his career, and reignite hopes of making the international team again with a move away from Selhurst Park.

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Although naturally a central-defender, the Dutchman is very versatile and has been deployed at both left-back and central midfield throughout his relatively short career in football.

Middlesbrough do face competition from overseas however, with a return to the Netherlands a possible avenue to explore for Reidewald. Also, there is interest from France and Spain according to the report, and the pull of top division football could be a deciding factor in the move.

If the Crystal Palace player was to join Middlesbrough he would most likely be used as a left-back, but could provide cover at both centre-half and central midfield, given the competition for places.

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George Friend is the only left-back at the club at present, but would be competing with the likes of Adam Clayton, Mo Besic, Lewis Wing, George Saville and Jonny Howson in midfield, and Dani Ayala, Aden Flint, Danny Batth and Dael Fry in central defence.


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