Last week Jaap Stam spoke about how he was keen to bring in a defender, a midfielder and a striker before the transfer window shuts next Thursday and he may be close to crossing one of those off his list.
That’s because Dave Edwards, currently of Wolves, is nearing a move to Reading according to various reports. The rumour originated with freelance journalist Pete O’Rourke on Twitter, before Sky Sports picked up on it and The Express & Star reported that a bid of around £1 million for the midfielder had been accepted and that he had travelled to Berkshire for contract talks.
31 year old Edwards joined Wolves in 2008 and is currently in his 11th season at the club, having made over 300 appearances - only goalkeeper Carl Ikeme has been at Molineux longer. In the 2016/17 campaign, he achieved his best ever goal tally by netting 10 times in 49 matches in all competitions. The Shropshire-born midfielder has found game time hard to come by under new manager Nuno Espírito Santo so far in 2017/18 though and has been limited to just two starts in the Carabao Cup as well as one Championship substitute appearance.
Edwards is a team-mate of Chris Gunter’s at international level, earning 39 caps for Wales (three goals) after making his debut as a 21-year-old in 2007.
If reports are to be believed, this deal could be imminent, so we’ll bring you more details/confirmation as we get it here at The Tilehurst End.