The future of Reading’s Danny Loader is the hot topic of conversation amongst supporters, after the Berkshire-based side pulled out of a deal for the forward to move to Wolves on Deadline Day.
Loader has since released a statement on his social media since the move fell through, and claims that he is fully committed to Jose Gomes’ side despite being on the verge of joining Wolves at one stage.
In our latest Six Pointer, we look into Loader’s future at Reading in more detail.
Firstly, what happened with Loader on Deadline Day?
“Sky Sports reported that Loader was heading to Wolves for a medical after Reading came to an agreement to sell him on Deadline Day.
“But the move was called off at the last minute for one reason or another, and Loader travelled back to Reading, where he had spent the morning training with Jose Gomes’ side.
“Loader has since released a statement on the move that fell through, and claims that he is fully committed to playing to a high standard with the Royals, despite wanting a move to the Premier League.”
Would the move have suited him?
“In my opinion, the move won’t have suited him at all.
“It had been reported by Sky Sports that Loader was being signed for the Wolves under 23’s team, which wouldn’t have made it a smart move for him.
“His development would have been best served in senior football, and he wouldn’t have been getting that with the Premier League side, that’s for sure.
“They have better options available to them and it wouldn’t have been a wise move to head to Wolves.”
How did he perform for the Royals last season?
“In his breakthrough season with Reading, Loader made 21 league appearances, which included eight starts for Jose Gomes’ side.
“He only scored once though, but it was a fantastic strike from distance against Middlesbrough on the penultimate day of the 2019/20 league campaign as they retained their status as a Championship club.
“His impressive showings seemingly didn’t go unnoticed either, with Wolves registering their interest in landing his signature over the summer.”
Why did Reading pull the plug on the move?
“There were rumours circulating on social media that the Royals were interested in signing Chelsea winger, Kenedy on loan for the season.
“But that move seemingly broke down in the final few hours of Deadline Day, which could have prompted Reading to pull the plug on Loader’s move to Wolves as it would limit their options in attack.
“They’re risking having a player that might not be fully committed now though, and it’ll be interesting to see how Loader performs heading towards the January transfer window.”
Has he featured since the move to Wolves broke down?
“Loader made his first appearance back in a Reading shirt in a win over Wycombe Wanderers in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday.
“The youngster came on as a late substitute and struggled to make a notable impact in his short time on the pitch for Jose Gomes’ side.
“But it was Loader’s penalty that proved to be the winner in the penalty shoot-out, after Rafael had performed heroics by saving two Wycombe spot-kicks.”
Finally, how should Reading fans feel after his latest statement?
“It’s a difficult one to pass judgement on as it will divide the fan base.
“In my opinion, Loader’s statement didn’t fill me with much confidence that he will be a Reading player for much longer, and I think it’s only a matter of time before he leaves for Wolves if they are to reignite their interest in signing him in January.
“He needs to let his performances on the pitch do the talking now though, and needs to get some of the Madejski Stadium faithful back on side after this transfer story.”