Lewis Baker is set to be recalled by Chelsea from his loan spell with Leeds, and he could be heading straight out on loan to Championship side, Reading according to the Daily Mail.
The Chelsea midfielder struggled to make a notable impact with Leeds this season and was limited to just two league starts in this year’s campaign.
So, it’s safe to say that this loan spell hasn’t panned out as he would have hoped, and he’s likely to be wanting regular first-team football in the near future.
If Baker is given the chance of regular game time at Reading this season, he could prove to be an excellent addition to the relegation threatened Royals side.
Jose Gomes’ side are in desperate need of a win, as they are currently winless in their last 11 league games which has seen them slip down the league table.
But would Baker be a good signing for Reading?
What a signing this’d be.
Baker didn’t really have the greatest of times at Leeds, but there is a fantastic player in there somewhere.
Reading could really do with his quality in midfield, and he could be the signing that helps keep them up this year.
I think this is a rather astute signing from Jose Gomes.
Game time at Leeds was not as forthcoming as many would have imagined, and for the player especially.
So, going to a club like Reading would be a good move for Baker as he’ll play week in, week out.
He has the ability to give the Royals exactly what they’re missing in the middle of the park, and I can see this being a well thought out move for both Baker and Reading.
This would be a good signing by Reading.
It adds to their already impressive creativeness in Jose Gomes’ side, and if they can find a striker to finish the chances that the likes of Baker will create.
Baker will need to settle into life at the Madejski Stadium as quickly as possible so that he can play a crucial role in firing them out of the bottom three.