Middlesbrough’s summer signing Marten De Roon has settled right into life at the Riverside Stadium, becoming one of Boro’s most important players as the club battles to stay in the top flight. He’s been a success on the pitch, but he’s really endeared himself to supporters off it as well.
Back in October, De Roon missed his train home after an away match against West Ham, and accepted the offer to catch a ride with some Middlesbrough supporters.
Now, he’s back at it with the fan love, showing up at a young Teessiders’ house to help him with his homework.
According to Match of the Day magazine, die-hard Middlesbrough fan Henry Baines wrote to the Dutch international to ask his idol for help for a school project, adding “It would be extraordinary if you could reply to me!”