Kanu quit West Ham United in the summer and later joined Aldershot Town.
Even more strange was the fact the recently-turned 17-year-old, who was offered a scholarship until 2018 with the Hammers this summer, had also attracted interest from Manchester United, for whom he scored twice in a September trial match.
However, Kanu's United snubs could soon be vindicated, if a report in the Reading Chronicle is to be believed.
It claims that ever since he moved to the Recreation Ground, the winger's progress has been closely monitored by a number of league clubs, including Reading, who appear to like what they have seen.
Kanu scored his second goal in nine Shots outings against Boreham Wood on Saturday, which has reportedly prompted the Royals to line up a big-money offer in the January transfer window.
Were the former Hammer to join Jaap Stam's side next month, it would represent a jump of three divisions, which could soon become four if Reading, who are the Championship's surprise package this season, gain promotion.
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And with West Ham only six places better off than Royals, Kanu could quite easily begin the 2017-18 campaign above his former employers.
What a climb that would be.
Did Kanu make the right call leaving West Ham?