Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder David Edwards is reportedly on the verge of joining Reading.
According to HITC Sport sources, Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Dave Edwards is poised to join Championship rivals Reading.
The report claims that the two clubs are in advanced talks over a £1million deal for the Wales international, and the transfer is likely to be completed before the deadline day.
Wolves have undergone a massive rebuilding change under new manager Nuno Santo, with the Portuguese manager bringing in as many as 11 news players. Edwards has dropped down the pecking order under Santo, and will be allowed to leave the club.
The 31-year-old, who joined Wolves in 2008, has been a popular figure among the fans for his dedication and loyalty. He has a contract at the club till 2019 but Santo doesn't see him as playing a key role this season.
Reading have already signed one Wolves player this summer - striker Jon Dadi Bodvarsson in a deal believed to be worth £3 million, as reported by Express and Star.
Despite adding so many new players, Wolves are still expected to remain busy in the transfer market. They are to sign a striker, a left-back and a central midfielder before the window closes.
Wolves fans have taken to Twitter to express their view on their long-serving midfielder. Here are some of the selected tweets:
Model professional. 9 years service. Always good for a goal. Family man. I'll miss him if this comes through— Jordan Davies (@jordandavies09) August 25, 2017
That's put a downer on the week. Loyal, honest and hardworking player who has saved us many times over the last 9 years #properprofessional— David Povey (@davepovey) August 25, 2017
Shame been treated badly by some so called supporters. But nothing new. Can critise performances at times but not the man.— DCBuchanan (@DCB17) August 25, 2017
Maybe not for all out football ability, but this is a big loss in terms of commitment and presence around the club, proper servant— JAnderson (@Shelt0n_Martis) August 25, 2017
Gutted tbh mate ^-^@_DaveEdwards good luck at reading and the future with Wales ^-^— Steve Duffy (@swwfcduffy) August 25, 2017
Shame he has been stalwart of the club!— @All2b (@all2b_an) August 25, 2017
Edwards has been a model pro for us and has been 1st choice for numerous Managers. I'll never understand the fans that need a whipping boy..— Adi_B (@_Adi_B) August 25, 2017
I can't believe that @_DaveEdwards may be leaving. It's sad, such a great servant to us— Tre (@AuntyTwe) August 25, 2017
Model professional and great ambassador for club. Right time to move on and play games!— Lee Gill (@LeeMGill) August 25, 2017
#wwfc show some respect to Edwards ffs maybe not the best footballer but he loves wolves and always gives his all ! No need to be nasty— ........ (@adamBriant1993) August 25, 2017
I'm sure a lot of #wwfc fans including myself don't rate Edwards. But have some respect for him as a player that always gave his all— Matty.H (@molineux4eva) August 25, 2017