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Hal Robson-Kanu Speaks Out On Reading FC Future

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With doubts over his future, Hal Robson-Kanu spoke to the press to share his thoughts on his career going forwards.

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Now that Reading's FA Cup run is over, and the average league form is still limping on, it's fair to say that many fans have one eye on the summer, and squad-building for next season. On that topic, one lasting question mark has been the futures of Reading's out of contract contingent, in particular winger Hal Robson-Kanu. The Welshman has rediscovered his best form in recent months, putting on his best displays in quite a while.

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With Premier League side Swansea City reportedly eyeing a move when his contract expires, Robson-Kanu isn't giving much away about where he might play his football in 2016/17. Speaking to Get Reading, he said:

"There's been no decisions made. I'm not talking to other clubs at this moment in time. My focus is on playing well for Reading, finishing the season strong and going into the European Championships flying.

"All I can focus on is each day and each game as it comes. I'm sure the manager will tell you that as well. I just want to give my best for the club every time I play. I've been here for 11 years now, I've been a fantastic servant for the club.

"Who's to say what will happen in the future? My focus now has to be on finishing the season strong for Reading before going into what is a massive summer for my nation."

What he actually meant

"I'm keeping my options open. That could mean staying at Reading if I'm given a good enough contract - or if no other teams give me a bumper offer in the summer.

"In the meantime, to give myself the most leverage going into the last few weeks of my current deal, I might aswell play as best as I can. If I don't, no one will want me to play for them.

"That said, I don't want to come across as someone desperate to grasp any opportunity that comes along, so I'll throw in a platitude about how much I love the club I've been at since I was a boy. Something like... I just want to give my best for the club every time I play. I've been here for 11 years now... Yeh, that'll do."

It's still pretty early at the moment - probably too early to work out where Robson-Kanu is likely to be next season. At the moment, Swansea or Cardiff City seem like the most viable options, but don't rule out the possibility of Robson-Kanu staying in Berkshire.

To his credit, Hal's shown some impressive form recently - the kind of form that puts the power in his hands. If he keeps that up, it'll probably earn him a move to South Wales. Of course, he could choose to decide his future after the Euros, which he'll be playing a part in for Wales. That's a great shop window that could open quite a few doors.