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Club make offer to sign Reading player on temporary basis

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Reading have enjoyed a mixed start to the season under manager Jose Manuel Gomes, with the Portuguese manager having invested heavily in his squad this summer, with a wide array of players coming through the door at the Madejski Stadium. 

However one player who may be looking towards the exit door is young goalkeeper Liam Driscoll, as reported by Get Reading, with the young Australian reportedly being actively pursued by a so far unnamed Australian A-League club.

The bid which has been put in by the unknown club is said to be in the form of a loan deal which would last for the duration of the season, with the youngster yet to have made his first team debut for the club so far.

It is so far unclear as to whether the player would be keen to move back to his homeland, with Driscoll having enjoyed loan spells at non-league sides Staines Town, where he made 16 appearances during the 2017/2018 season and Hungerford Town, where he made just four appearances last season.

This may be a move that Reading would be open too, particularly with Driscoll’s loan spell at non-league side Yeovil Town being cut-short this season, due to the shot stopper picking up a minor injury, with the Berkshire based club not providing any clear reason for not allowing the goalkeeper to return to Huish Park.

The Verdict 

This is a move that may not be best for Driscoll’s development, with Reading perhaps preferring to loan him out to a fellow Football League side further down the divisional pyramid.

However, with Reading already possessing three goalkeepers in Sam Walker, Rafael and Joao Virginia amongst their ranks, a loan move  could prove beneficial for Driscoll as he bids to make a claim for a place in Reading manager’s first team squad.

Lastly, with the Australian now into the final year of his contract, this season will be make or break with regards to him extending or ending his Reading career.

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