Danny Loader is a summer target for Gareth Ainsworth’s Wycombe Wanderers, according to the Reading Chronicle.
The 17-year-old was a periphery player for Reading last season because he was limited to just one EFL Cup appearance, with Paul Clement unwilling to risk giving him a chance when he came in due to the need for results in order to avoid relegation.
Loader is a member of the promising group of talented English youngster which are starting to come through the national youth teams, because he was part of the second placed finish in the 2017 Under 17s Euros as well as the 2017 Under 17s World Cup win.
Ainsworth is clearly being ambitious as Wycombe aim to stay in League One after achieving promotion through the automatic spots.
This is their first time in the division since 2012, so they will be aiming to stabilise and avoid going straight back down.
Playing time is key for any young player to develop, so this could be a good move for Loader in order to experience consistent first-team football.
It would also be a ideal arrangement for both clubs because it would add to Wycombe’s attacking options while ensuring that one of Reading’s top prospects continues to develop.
The Royals are unlikely to be able to provide the playing time he needs next season, so Loader should seriously consider the loan move even if he is going down a division. Time on the training pitch is important, but playing senior games is invaluable at his age due to the lessons he will learn and the in-game scenarios he will experience.