Everton are the latest club to register their interest in signing Reading defender Omar Richards according to the Daily Mail.
It had previously been revealed by the Reading Chronicle that both West Ham United and Crystal Palace were interested in a deal to sign the left-back.
Richards has made 19 appearances in all competitions for the Berkshire-based side this term, and has caught the eye with a number of impressive performances for Veljko Paunovic’s side.
The Royals are well in contention to mount a serious challenge for promotion into the Premier League this term as well, as they sit eighth in the Championship table, and just outside of the play-off positions on goal difference.
But it remains to be seen as to whether the club will be able to keep hold of Richards heading into the January transfer window, with the youngster out-of-contract at the end of this year’s campaign.
Therefore, it won’t come as a surprise to hear that other clubs are keen on signing the defender, who has been a big miss for the Royals in recent weeks through injury, as their results suffer a slight hit.
Plenty of the Madejski Stadium faithful have taken to social media to react to the news of Everton being linked with a move for Richards.
Take a look at the best of the reaction from Twitter below….
Reckon we could get 5mil for him yes he is out of contract in 6 months but young english left back a position englands struggled with in recent years lot of potential and one of the best players itl this season
— Will Sumner (@willsumner09) December 21, 2020
Would never play
— Ben (@bjturrner) December 21, 2020
There's no way he goes
— ReeceRFC (@Reece_RFC) December 21, 2020
Would ruin his career
— Royals 360 (@Royals_360) December 21, 2020
He’ll leave in Jan for a few million or on a free at the end of the season. This is what happens when you leave it this late to sign a new deal. How the club haven’t signed him up to a long term deal I will never know..
— Harry (@hazman1709) December 22, 2020
He’s gone then
— Louis Stagg (@dinglouis_) December 22, 2020
Good backup for Digne
— James (@Jamesdentonn10) December 21, 2020
Swap with Anthony Gordon 👀👀
— Todd-ED (@TED247) December 21, 2020
Can see him taking their offer but he should stay with us until at least the summer https://t.co/o7PxjdZhxi
— Laurentszn (@JRfc1871) December 21, 2020
£20m will do it. https://t.co/l35ITfv4Ua
— Nath St Paul (@NathStPaul) December 21, 2020