Wolverhampton Wanderers are reportedly set to join the Premier League race for Danny Loader with the Reading striker, who has attracted interest from Manchester United and Norwich City in the past, set to become a free agent in the upcoming summer transfer window, according to Sky Sports.
As per the report, Loader’s contract is set to expire with the Championship club next month and Wolves could be ready to pounce. The Royals were keen to extent the forward’s deal past this summer but are unable to offer a new one due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Wolves had agreed terms with Loader last summer but the Berkshire club pulled the plug on the move on transfer deadline day, as per the Express & Star.
Indeed, Loader won the Under-17 World Cup with England in 2017 alongside Phil Foden and Jadon Sancho and now looks set for a move to the top flight this summer, Sky Sports understands.
Would Loader be a smart signing?
Just to be part of that world-conquering team exemplifies his promise and he could provide an astute alternative to Raul Jimenez to ease the scoring burden on the prolific talisman. The Mexican international has scored 22 goals and made 10 assists in 44 appearances in all competitions so far this season for his Molineux outfit (via Transfermarkt).
The 29-year old is certainly a man from whom Loader could learn and it would provide opportunities for Nuno Espirito Santo to rest Jimenez if the manager feels it is needed.
Available on a free transfer, signing the 19-year-old who has showcased his talent for his country on the global stage should be a relatively low-risk move for Wolves.
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