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Reading FC interested in USA striker?

As the rumours continue to flood in linking a striker to the Madjeski Stadium, Gyasi Zardes is the next to be reportedly on Steve Clarke's radar.

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Nothing much has changed at Reading since last season in the goalscoring department in the fact that we are still struggling to hit the back of the net. In three games (one of which went to extra time) we have scored two goals - one scored by a full-back. New signing Orlando Sa has looked relatively impressive but is yet to get off the mark.

So it was no surprise that co-chairwoman Khunying Sasima Srivikorn told GetReading last week that the club were still on the hunt for another striker.

We've seen plenty of rumours this summer of many forwards making the move to Berkshire, from Robert Beric and Clayton Donaldson to Ahmed Akaichi and Nemanja Nikolic.

This time, it's LA Galaxy striker Gyasi Zardes, perhaps an odd one considering that you would expect scouting Europe would be the priority. The story broke this morning through US journalist Keith Costigan, who works for Fox Soccer.

As well as the Royals and Seagulls, Costigan also reports that Belgian side Genk are interested in the 23 year old, and news stories suggest that that is where he is most likely headed.

So far in the current MLS season, Zardes has five goals in 19 league games, with Galaxy sitting top of the Western Conference table. He made his debut for the USA national team back in January, and has gone on to earn 13 caps, scoring twice.

If he were to move to Reading, the striker would link up with compatriots Danny Williams and Andrija Novakovich. However, as with most of the stories linking players to the Royals this summer, it's worth taking it with a pinch of salt as there's not actually a cold hard news article on the rumour.