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Danny Williams Attracting Swansea, Aston Villa, Sunderland, and Newcastle Interest

A number of clubs have reportedly sounded out a move for Reading's American international midfielder, Danny Williams

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After three years in Berkshire, it could be time to wave goodbye to our latest US star. Newcastle United, Aston Villa, Sunderland, and Swansea City have all made moves to sign the player, contacting the player's representatives to gauge the plausibility of a deal.

Reported by Daily Mail, there certainly appears to be scope for a transfer. Williams is one of the highest-earners at the club, having signed a four-year deal in 2013, earning himself a Zingarevich sized-salary in the process.

Furthermore, after missing out on the United States' Copa America squad, he'll no doubt be keen to move on after two years of relative stagnation with the Royals, and it doesn't take a genius to see how playing in the Premier League or a promotion-chasing Championship side will help that.

With just one year left on his deal, it will unlikely be a massive fee for the central midfielder, but Reading fans will be asking themselves if they are really that fussed to see him go.

Aside from the odd-spectacular long-range strikes and runs from midfield, the German-born midfielder has a rather poor touch, and takes a fair few pot-shots due to a lack of invention in the final third.

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