James Wilson is certainly proving to be a talent in demand, judging by the steady interest shown by clubs in signing striker over the week. The strongest of it comes from Leeds United, who have reportedly joined the race to secure the services of the 21-year-old.
The deals in questions are believed to be a loan move during the January transfer window. However, it appears that another club might also be interested in prying away the starlet.
During a press conference, when Reading manager Jaap Stam was asked about the possibility of the Championship club looking to sign Wilson, he replied: “I know about it and we already spoke about him in June. But at the moment there is nothing in that. I’m not going to name names, but we are looking at players.
“We’re looking at the team, how we are set up and asking whether we need to do anything and bring in players in certain areas. So yes, we are looking at certain players who can improve the team and add extra quality to the squad.
“But that’s not going to be easy because clubs don’t want to sell their best players in January. Even now we are working hard and making contact, but that’s up to me. I’m only saying what I would like to see happen in terms of what we need to do.”
Further, when enquired about the chance to manage Leicester City, he denied the rumors by stating: “I can only say it (Leicester) is a great team, it’s a big club with good players and I have ambition, everybody does. But at the moment I’m still here and hopefully doing well for Reading.”
The Royals defeated Leeds United 1-0 on Saturday, and might be eager to beat them to the signing of Wilson too.
Written by Naveen Kelvin
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