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Reading FC Rumoured To Be Looking At Centre-Back and Lower League Forward

Two transfer rumours for you today as Reading are reportedly looking at a couple of stars of the future.

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Kemar Roofe

We'll start with the name that you are more likely to have heard before - Kemar Roofe, who plays for 'rivals' Oxford United. The 23 year old midfielder has 25 goals and eight assists in 45 starts for the U's so far this season, helping their promotion push in League Two. A product of West Brom's academy, Roofe has been attracting a lot of attention following his impressive performances, but the Reading Chronicle's Anthony Smith, who broke the news this morning, suggests a move to the Madejski Stadium could be viable.

Most comfortable in a number 10 role, Roofe's above goal stats tell you all you need to know about his attacking quality, and I think he is the type of player Reading have been lacking since Gylfi Sigurdsson's departure some six years ago.

Danzell Gravenberch

A name that I certainly hadn't heard before, but Denzell Gravenberch has previously been linked with Manchester United and Liverpool, so he must be at least half decent!

Originally a forward, the 22 year old is now a centre-back at second tier Dutch side FC Dordrecht, having previously played for Ajax. According to Dutch sites RTV Rijnmond and Voetbal, Gravenberch has been on trial at Reading since the recent international break, and with Dordrecht in financial trouble, they may be forced to sell him to the Royals.

With Michael Hector returning to Chelsea and Anton Ferdinand out of contract in the summer, Gravenberch could provide backup for Paul McShane and Jake Cooper if he were to make the move to Berkshire.

What do you make of the rumours Reading fans? Are they positions we need to be strengthening? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.