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Reading FC In The Hunt For Kanu... No Not That One

Just when Reading's Kanu count had dropped to zero we might just be closing in on a replacement.

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When Hal Robson-Kanu left the club in the summer you probably thought you could retire those old shirts, safe in the knowledge that at '40' the former Arsenal and Portsmouth version was unlikely to head to the Mad Stad to replace him anytime soon. What we didn't count on is that another Kanu would burst on to the scene and that's just what's happened folks.

This time it's a 17-year-old forward Idris Kanu who's been making a good impression down the road at National League Aldershot. Kanu became their youngest player and youngest goalscorer this season, helping to earn him a first professional contract with the club.

Reading's interest was first reported by the Reading Chronicle a week or so ago and they speculate that despite this contract, Kanu could still be heading to the Madejski Stadium in January.

Having come through West Ham's Academy and having had a trial at Manchester United, it's clear the lad has talent, just look at the video below from Get Hampshire for a goal he scored against Aaron Kuhl's Boreham Wood last week.

Having only just turned 17, it's not the type of signing that will necessarily help this season but Reading's Academy does seem somewhat thin in terms of promising strikers coming through the ranks so some help in that area would be welcome.

So dust off those old shirts, grab the scissors because some of those old letters on your Robson-Kanu shirts might be useful.