QPR and Watford tracking move for Declan Frith ahead of expected Valencia exit

Frifth was formerly with Aston Villa’s academy (Getty Images)
Frifth was formerly with Aston Villa’s academy (Getty Images)

Queens Park Rangers, Watford and Birmingham are tracking Valencia forward Declan Frith.

The 21-year-old is expected to leave Valencia this summer and is also attracting interest from Getafe, who want him to replace Mason Greenwood when he returns to Manchester United after his loan spell.

But Frith, who was at Chelsea and Aston Villa before moving to Valencia last year, is considering a return to English football.

He has grown frustrated with the lack of first-team opportunities in Spain.

Valencia are ready to let Frith leave for a nominal fee but are likely to ask for a sizeable sell-on clause with one year remaining on his current contract.

Frith has been playing for Valencia Mestalla, the club's reserve team, competing in the fourth tier of Spanish football.

But he is highly regarded in England after registering 12 goals and eight assists in his final season in Aston Villa's academy.

He also had a spell at Chelsea and can play as a striker, left winger, or left back.

Frith is also highly regarded by the US national team, who are tracking him to play for their Under-23s team. Jamaica are also keen to poach Frith from England.