According to Sky Sports (live transfer thread, July 15th 2016 at 16:15), Reading have joined the race to sign Middlesbrough’s sought-after winger Adam Reach.
The former England U20 international is a Middlesbrough academy product, having come through the club’s youth system and going on to make a goal scoring debut in 2011.
He has made good progress on Teesside, and over the past few years has enjoyed a number of loan spells at the likes of Shrewsbury Town, Bradford City and Preston North End last season in the Championship.
However, with Boro gaining promotion to the Premier League, his chances of breaking in to Aitor Karanka’s first-team squad are pretty slim prompting questions over his future at the Riverside Stadium.
A host of clubs have been linked with his services this summer, with Reading being the latest club to join the race for his signature as he could be available to buy on a permanent deal.
The Royals are looking to bolster their ranks ahead of the new season, and new boss Jaap Stam is seemingly comfortable targetting potential recruits from both abroad and on the domestic scene.
Reading struggled for much of last season which ended in the dismissal of Brian McDermott, and the club’s owners will be hoping Stam can help them push on and challenge for the playoffs.
Reach, 23, has played plenty of football despite his young age and would be a solid addition at the Madejski Stadium.