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Hull City plot move for talented Reading FC man

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Hull City are one of a number of clubs who are interested in signing talented Reading goalkeeper Luke Southwood in the summer.

The 21-year-old is highly-rated by the Royals and has featured regularly for their U23 side over the years.

However, a loan move to Eastleigh seems to have really benefited the stopper, who has shone in the National League, helping the side to six wins in their last eight.

And, according to the Daily Mail, the Tigers have sent scouts to watch the youngster as they weigh up a summer move.

But, they will face competition from several Football League clubs, with the report also adding that Swindon, MK Dons and Oxford are monitoring the player.

Whilst a move to the Championship would appeal over those clubs, Southwood will know that his chances of first-team football could be greater lower down the leagues.

For now though, the focus will be on helping his current side as they look to push for promotion to League Two, with a big game at Chesterfield coming up, where the keeper should start.

The Verdict

Clearly Southwood is an exciting prospect and he is doing very well on-loan at Eastleigh, so both the player and Reading have a big decision to make in the summer.

At his age, he will want to be playing regular football and if Hull provided him with a clearer path to that then he would have to consider a move.

It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

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