Having guided Huddersfield Town to a miraculous promotion to the Premier League for the first time in their history, boss David Wagner has a number of tough decisions to make this summer.
As well as building his squad into a side capable of competing at the higher level, Wagner must also analyse his squad and identify any players who won’t make the cut, and several disappointed players could be offloaded.
After 5 years and 158 league appearances with the club, winger Sean Scannell’s time at the John Smith’s Stadium could be over, after making just 15 appearances and only 8 starts in their historical campaign.
Scannell only signed a new contract last year to commit himself to the club until 2019, but after playing such a bit-part role last season, a move may be on the cards.
The player will surely wish to stay on and fight for a Premier League place, but if Wagner decides the player should move on, then Reading should strongly consider a swoop for the player.
Scannell – valued at £425k on Transfermarkt – spent five years with Crystal Palace before a move to Yorkshire, and the 26-year-old has a wealth of experience despite still being young.
The Royals were defeated in the Play-Off final last season, and Jaap Stam will spend this summer preparing his side for another crack at promotion to the top flight.
Playing for Stam would be an enticing prospect for Scannell, with the former Manchester United man a household name in world football.
Scannell is quick and extremely tricky, and would be a menace at the Madejski next season.
A move is possible but not likely, but Stam should test Huddersfield’s resolve with a bid for the player.
Thoughts, Reading fans?