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Reading FC boss keen on shock reunion with striker Adam Le Fondre in the summer

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Adam Le Fondre could be set for a return to Reading after boss Brian McDermott expressed an interest in re-signing the 29-year-old, when the transfer window opens in the summer, according to the print edition of the Daily Mirror.

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Le Fondre, who made over 100 appearances for the Royals in a three-year spell, is currently on loan at Wolves from Championship rivals Cardiff.

However he has struggled to hold down a regular place in the starting XI and has subsequently only managed to score three goals for Kenny Jackett’s side.

Earlier this month, Le Fondre admitted that he would love to return to the side after he was sold to Cardiff so that the club could settle an unpaid tax bill.

In an interview with Get Reading, he said: “I had three magnificent years there that I consider the most successful years of my career.

“So never say never – in football you never know what the future holds.”

Royals manager, Brian McDermott, who is currently enjoying his second spell in charge of the Berkshire outfit has previously said that he thinks Le Fondre should be regarded as “a real Reading hero.”

In the Premier League, McDermott tended to utilise Le Fondre as an impact sub and he scored 12 goals in 34 league appearances and was named as the club’s player of the season as the Royals were ultimately relegated back to the Championship.

He said: “He is a top class finisher, the amount of times he would make the difference for us, his two goals against Chelsea, Southampton away – he should be a real hero as far as Reading fans are concerned.”

Adam Le Fondre has 14 games left under Kenny Jackett’s supervision before he returns to his parent club Cardiff to assess his future.

He still has another year left on his contract but if the right offer comes in for the 29-year-old in the summer, Le Fondre will strongly consider a move away from Wales.

Reading fans – would you like to see Adam Le Fondre return to the club on a permanent deal? Do you think he’s still got to something to offer your team?

Cardiff fans – would you want Le Fondre to commit his future to your club in the summer? Or do you think he should be allowed to leave as he is surplus to requirements?

Wolves fans – have you been impressed with what you’ve seen of Le Fondre this season? Do you think the club will try to sign him permanently or will he go back to Cardiff at the end of his loan spell?

We’d like to hear from all three sets of fans so let us know your thoughts on the striker potentially making a move back to Reading by commenting below.


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