Reading youngster Holsgrove signs first pro deal

Madejski Stadium - general view

HITC Sport understands Reading youngster Jordan Holsgrove has signed his first professional deal.

Highly-rated Reading teenager Jordan Holsgrove has signed his first professional contract at the club, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Attacking midfielder Holsgrove is highly-regarded within the corridors of power at the Madejski Stadium after coming through the ranks at the Championship club.

The 17-year-old is following in the footsteps of his father, Paul Holsgrove, who also played for Reading for three years in his footballing career.

Madejski Stadium - general viewMadejski Stadium

Reading have high hopes for Holsgrove with the youngster impressing as he has worked his way up the club's youth teams and they see him as a future first-team star.

Holsgrove's progress has not gone unnoticed among other clubs higher up the football pyramid with HITC understanding that Liverpool failed in a move to lure him to Anfield last summer as Reading managed to keep hold of their starlet.

The Scotland Under-17 international has made one appearance for Reading's Under-23s this season in the Premier League 2 and the club are keen to fast-track into the first-team as soon as possible.

News of Holsgrove penning his first professional contract will come as a major boost to Reading as they look fend off any interest from other clubs in the midfielder.

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