Reading may have been unable to keep up their breakneck start to the season but their first half of the 2020/21 campaign has been hugely impressive.
The Royals are sixth as things stand and look set to challenge for a play-off place in what is Veljko Paunović’s first season in charge of the club.
But with January and the start of the winter transfer window just a few days away there are likely a few players eyeing a move away from the Madejski Stadium.
With that in mind, we’ve highlighted two players that will be eyeing an exit as soon as next week…
The full-back has been fantastic for Paunović this term and been a factor in Reading’s strong start to the season.
Richards is out of contract in the summer and the fact that he hasn’t yet agreed a new deal indicates that he surely has one eye on the exit door in January.
With the threat of losing him as a free agent in the summer a very real one for Reading, the Berkshire club may feel they need to cash in next month.
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The Frenchman has been brilliant this season, pulling the strings for Reading from central midfield and grabbing four goals and seven assists.
While a key role for a promotion-chasing Championship side is something few players would want to give up, the long list of top tier clubs linked with him will surely have left him eyeing a January exit.
Reports have suggested that AC Milan, Arsenal, Crystal Palace, Leeds United, Liverpool, and Wolves are all keen on the 19-year-old, who is understood to have an £8 million clause in his current contract.
Staying with the Royals would by no means be a bad move for Olise but you feel he’ll be hoping for a Premier League move in the upcoming window.