Reading manager Jose Gomes faces having his plans for the coming season disrupted, amid speculation that Celtic are keen on Reading defender Liam Moore, according to sports journalist Courtney Friday on Twitter.
The Royals seemingly rate the 26-year-old highly and fought to keep him when Brighton came calling in 2018.
They’re likely to face another battle to keep the centre-back this summer, with him being one of the Berkshire outfit’s most prized assets.
With this in mind, how much should Reading be demanding for Moore amid the interest from Celtic?
“Well, last summer Reading turned down a £10 million bid from Brighton, and the player has since signed a new deal.
“Moore has possibly not even reached his peak yet and therefore Reading can demand £15m or more.
“They have no desire or need to sell and Celtic could sell him for more than that if he impresses, so Reading have every right to demand what they want, even if it seems extravagant.”
“It depends how much they want him to stay.
“Given that he has been a regular for Reading since he arrived at the Madjeski, you imagine they will not be willing to let him go easily.
“He has four years left on his contract so Reading are in no need to sell unless they get a significant offer for him, so my guess is that it could cost Celtic at least £8million.”
“Reading hold all the power here so it would have to be a sizeable fee.
“Moore is undoubtedly one of the Royals best players and, with him having signed a new long term deal in the summer, are not in a position where they need to sell.
“I imagine they could well hold out for around £8-10million.”