Rangers and Brighton have expressed an interest in signing Reading midfielder Josh Laurent, according to The Sun.
Laurent impressed in League One for Shrewsbury Town before making the move to the Madejski Stadium last summer.
The midfielder has since established himself as a key player under Veljko Paunovic, making 45 starts in the Championship this term.
The 26-year-old’s performances have been impressive, scoring three goals and registering three assists from central midfield.
According to The Sun, Rangers and Brighton are weighing up an £8million move for Laurent, who is out of contract at the end of next season.
Steven Gerrard is believed to view Laurent as an ideal midfield signing, whilst Brighton are contemplating potential replacements for Yves Bissouma.
Reading will not want to lose their key players this summer after narrowly missing out on a play-off finish this season, with Yakou Meite also attracting interest.
Here, we take a look at Reading fans’ reactions to Rangers and Brighton registering an £8million interest in Josh Laurent…
100 % take any offer near this price tag due to him only having 1 year left on his contract.
We can’t risk another Richards scenario but our owner is slightly crazy.
— Elm Park Royals (@ElmParkRoyals) May 13, 2021
I think a zero is missing after that 8
— Adam Cox (@adamcox99) May 13, 2021
I'm interested in a short break on Mars this summer….that's not going to happen either.
— Louise Jallow (@SisterSisyphus) May 13, 2021
8m? Are u sure it's Laurent and not aluko?
— Pedro Ventura (@1pedroventura1) May 13, 2021
Just an FYI for fans asking for more £, has a year left on his deal, we don’t have the biggest leverage in this situation, same situation with Olise but he is obviously worth more
— Ben (@bjturrner) May 13, 2021
At this rate we won’t have a team come the start of the season. Only about 12/13 players as it is.
— Chris Smith (@cjlsmith87) May 13, 2021
Missing a number there
— Luke Rogers (@saiint) May 13, 2021
Start bidding at 15m then we ll start talking 🔵⚪️🔵⚪️
— ANDY.R.F.C (@andrew1rfc) May 13, 2021
If i was playing Football Manager, i’d sell
— Neal Hussey (@Neal_Huss) May 13, 2021
No thank you
— Luke Mulholland (@lukeymulla) May 13, 2021