Reading are reportedly making progress in their efforts to tie defender Omar Richards down to a new deal according to the Reading Chronicle.
The Royals defender has been hugely impressive this season for Veljko Paunovic’s side, as they mount a surprise push for promotion into the Premier League this term.
Richards has made 21 appearances for the Berkshire-based side, who are currently sat fifth in the Championship table, and just three points adrift of the automatic promotion places.
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It appears as though his strong performances for Reading haven’t gone unnoticed though, with German giants Bayern Munich recently registering their interest in signing the left-back on a pre-contract deal, which would have resulted in Reading missed out on any potential fee for a deal.
But this recent update from the Reading Chronicle claims that talks are ‘progressing well’ with Richards over a new contract at the Madejski Stadium.
It’s fair to say that plenty of Reading supporters were delighted to hear of this recent update on Richards’ future with the club.
Take a look at the best of the reaction from Twitter below….
We have lift off
— Ben (@bjturrner) January 5, 2021
— Callum Crone (@CallumCrone) January 5, 2021
GET IN THERE
— Luke (@Luke1871_) January 5, 2021
— Zac Colón (@ZacLONDON_31) January 5, 2021
This would be epic news
— steven short (@steve0084) January 5, 2021
— Tom (@TomMoore0506) January 5, 2021
— James Earnshaw (@JamesEarnshaw10) January 5, 2021
— Dean Bennett (@DeanBennett1993) January 5, 2021
— Erik O (@Orrgarde) January 5, 2021
— Jack (@thesimpsonRFC) January 5, 2021