Report: Reading targeting 18-year-old Argentine forward Facundo Lescano

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The Royals are keen on the attacker, currently with Serie A outfit Torino.

Reading fans are right to be concerned at the moment after what has been an indifferent summer of transfer business, after a poor 2014-15 campaign.

The news the club were sending out top youngster Aaron Kuhl to Mallorca on loan would not have gone down well with followers of the young players at the club.

Along with the departures of stalwarts Alex Pearce, Adam Federici and Jem Karacan to Derby County, Bournemouth and Galatasaray respectively – all on free transfers – Reading fans have little to cheer.

Incomings have been in short supply as well. The arrivals of Paul McShane, Ali Al Habsi, Jonathan Bond, Stephen Quinn and Orlando Sa have not set pulses racing.

So how about an exciting teenage Argentine forward?

Reading are reportedly close to agreeing a deal to bring Facundo Lescano to the club from Torino this summer.

Respected Italian source La Gazzetta dello Sport says that Lescano, who has one Serie A appearance to his name, is wanted by Reading. Any deal would likely be a loan move, with Torino keen to see him develop and play for the club in the future.

Of course Lescano has been linked with a move to The Championship already this summer. Sheffield Wednesday were interested last month but that interest amounted to nothing.

He was a star for the Torino side that won the Italian youth title last season, scoring 13 goals for the club's Primavera, and he will hopefully prove a great addition if Reading pull off this signing.

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