This article is part of Football League World’s ‘The Verdict’ series, which provides personal opinions from the FLW writers regarding the latest breaking news, teams, players, managers, potential signings and more…
Reading will be hoping to get back to winning ways when they return to action following the international break, when they travel to the Riverside to face a Middlesbrough side desperate to secure their second league win of he season.
One player at the Royals who hasn’t featured much this season is young forward Danny Loader, who looked all but certain to join Premier League side Wolves on the summer transfer window deadline, only for the deal to collapse late on, as per Sky Sports.
Ever since that moment, his first-team opportunities have seemingly diminished.
With this in mind, should Wolves return with a bid for Loader in January?
“Personally, I do not believe moving for Loader would represent a wise move for Wolves, mainly because he doesn’t fit into Nuno’s system of play.
“By departing Reading, Loader would not only be moving to a club that won’t be able to guarantee regular game time, but also would be leaving a manager who has high faith in his abilities.
“I believe he is too young and inexperienced at the moment to make the step up to the Premier League.
“With the only real option of a transfer being a deal that requires Wolves to loan the player back to Reading for the rest of the season, as this is the only way I can see such a move being beneficial for Loader.”
“I think that could be a smart move, yes.
“Clearly, the club had their heart set on the striker in summer but Reading pulled the plug late on.
“At this point, Loader has not signed a new contract and his current deal is set to expire this summer, which means Wolves could likely get a great deal for the teenager.
“The 19-year-old hasn’t had a fantastic start to the season but he looks like a player with potential and the Premier League club could be an excellent place for him to develop.”
“They might as well wait until the summer.
“They failed with their summer bid for the striker which will have been a disappointment but it is not a set-back that has been hindering them so far this season.
“Reading will undoubtedly demand an inflated price half-way through the season as well, so nothing about this idea makes sense from a Wolves perspective.
“Wait until the summer when his price has dropped and try again.”