Reports today emerging from the Reading Post are linking Reading winger Garath McCleary with an exit from the club. It is believed that Premiership side West Bromwich Albion, amongst other clubs, are considering a move for the Jamaican international, who has only one year left on his contract at the Madejski Stadium - you can read the full story here.
Update: former Reading Post writer Jonny Fordham has since said that there will be no transfer activity at the Madejski Stadium (in or out) until the ongoing transfer saga comes to a conclusion.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Told there will be NO buying OR selling at <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/readingfc?src=hash">#readingfc</a> until takeover sorted. Decisions over first-team player contracts also on hold</p>— Jonny Fordham (@JonnyFordham) <a href="https://twitter.com/JonnyFordham/statuses/484667758127620098">July 3, 2014</a></blockquote>
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The 27 year old, known affectionately as ‘GMac' by many, signed for Reading in 2012 from Nottingham Forest on a free transfer for then-manager Brian McDermott. Since then, he has registered some memorable strikes for the Royals, with goals against Norwich and Queens Park Rangers standing out. Unsurprisingly, he finished top of our very own 'Goal of the Season' contest back in May, courtesy of this volley against already-promoted Burnley.
Also in the news today is a rumoured move by Reading for Cardiff City striker Joe Mason, as reported at Wales Online. It is believed that Nigel Adkins is preparing a £1.5m bid for the former Plymouth striker, with Reading in desperate need of attacking options following the sale of Adam Le Fondre to Mason's current club, Cardiff City. For more on this story, you can read the original report here.
Interesting to see the Joe Mason link come up. #ReadingFC were interested in him last summer.— Charles Watts (@charles_watts) July 1, 2014
This follows the news last week that Reading are being linked with a move for former striker Dave Mooney, currently at Leyton Orient. Having failed to achieve promotion with the Os via the Playoffs last season, Mooney is now in the last year of his contract in East London. For more on Mooney's original spell at Reading, you can read our very own report on him here.