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Danny Williams Offered New Reading FC Contract

The midfielder has been at the Madejski Stadium since 2013.

Reading v Fulham - Sky Bet Championship Play Off: Second Leg Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images

The EFL have published the official retained lists of Championship, League One and Two clubs, and there is one notable absentee for Reading. Mr Danny Williams.

However, it's not all bad news, further down on the document, there is a list of 'released' players, which features those who have been "made an offer of re-engagement". Daniel Charles Williams (to give him his full name) is indeed in this section with confirmation that he has been made a contract offer by Reading.

Whether he'll accept it though is another matter. With the midfielder having transferred from Hoffenheim in 2013, he would have signed on fairly high wages with Reading still owned by Anton Zingarevich (*shudders*) at the time. This means that surely the new contract that the Royals have offered him would be at a lower salary.

Williams has made no secret of his desire to play in the Premier League in the past, and at 28 years old, you certainly wouldn't begrudge him a move as he reaches the peak of his career. But we are simply left to wait and see whether he does take the new deal in Berkshire or decides that his future lies elsewhere.