Wolves target Danny Loader has a decision to make regarding his future after being offered a new deal by Reading.
The 19-year-old striker’s contract expires at the end of the season, and considering that Wanderers were extremely close to landing him in the summer, whether he signs this deal or not could be the difference in him joining.
Speaking about his future to Berkshire Live, Royals boss Mark Bowen confirmed that there was a deal for him on the table – probably the club’s last efforts to try and keep him beyond this season.
He said: “An offer has been put in front of him (by Reading).”
“Him, his family and his advisors are considering it.”
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According to the previous report, Loader looked very likely to go to Molineux in the summer, however, Reading allegedly pulled the plug on the deal, meaning that he was set to see out the final year of his contract at the club he’s been at since he was 12.
To make things worse for Loader, things haven’t gone quite as swimmingly as he would have hoped this campaign. Last season he managed to play 21 times overall for the Berkshire-based side, scoring on one occasion as just an 18-year-old. This campaign, he has played just six games, with just one start which was the opener. Apart from that, he has had to settle for cameos.
For Wolves fans, this means that he is likely to be more attainable, however, he has lost a bit of momentum in terms of his development. Realistically, he is not likely to be pushing for the first-team spots with both Raul Jimenez and Patrick Cutrone being much more established footballers, but if they can get him when his contract is expired, and they only have to pay a compensation fee, then there is very little risk involved.
Furthermore, if they can get him on loan to somewhere back in the Championship where he is playing regularly, then his value should increase rapidly due to his young age.