Ezekiel Fryers joins Standard Liege on two-year contract

by Sam Peoples

Ezekiel Fryers has joined Belgium outfit Standard Liege on a two-year contract after negotiations with Tottenham broke down.

The 19-year-old makes his move away from Carrington after coming through the youth ranks in search of a regular starting spot and has chosen to move to across the water to Belgium.

Standard Liege sporting director Jean-Francois de Sart is thrilled at the move after he revealed that Standard Liege had been tracking Ezekiel Fryers for a long time.

He said: “We spotted Ezekiel two years ago at an elite tournament where England and Belgium participated.

“We have followed him since. He was out of contract with Manchester United and it was a great opportunity we could not miss.”

It was widely expected that Fryers would be joining Tottenham after an agreement was reached between the clubs but the move reportedly fell apart over a £6 million compensation payment to United.

The 19-year-old had looked to be on the verge of breaking into the first team at United with Evra’s inconsistent form leaving opportunities for the youngster to push through but he chose to move away in search of regular first team football.

Full story: Standard Liege official statement

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