West Ham are monitoring the situation of Reading forward Danny Loader, according to club insider ExWHUEmployee. The usually reliable source claims the Hammers are considering snapping up the 19-year-old.
The striker is out of contract at the Madejski Stadium this summer and will be available to sign when his current deal expires at the end of June.
Fans on Twitter are not sure whether Loader has the quality to play for a club like West Ham:
Next level??? 🤔
— MIke P (@Alinglese) June 6, 2020
It is next level. If next level is the championship. #soldthedreamlivingthenightmare
— Fortunes Always Hiding ⚒🏳️🌈 ⚽️ (@IanDeakin16) June 6, 2020
Seen this guy a few times, don’t particularly rate him, his goal record speaks for that
— Adam Jessop (@adammmm_1998) June 6, 2020
Should be looking at swift at reading.
— phil trott (@DartmoorLegend) June 6, 2020
Football Manager legend
— James Herd (@james__herd) June 6, 2020
Love how people write this one off just because hes in the championship 🤦♂️ hes 19 with lots of potential and is out of contract. Why not take a chance? 🤷🏻♂️
— Dan Loughlin (@danlough90) June 6, 2020
Lots of potential I believe, a young left winger/striker?
— Craig Podevin (@CraigPodevin) June 6, 2020
So, Next Level LOL
— Dr Kelvin Tan (@DrKelvinTan) June 6, 2020
@kitsbyjack Danny, Danny cool. Class player.
— Jamie-FM (@JDStreams) June 6, 2020
He isnt even first choice in a struggling reading side
— Lively (@penners78) June 6, 2020
Loader has been tracked by Manchester United in the past, but he has struggled to make an impact at senior level, with the teenager having scored just two goals and contributed only one assist in 35 appearances for Reading’s first team.
This campaign, he has played 12 times and got on the scoresheet just once, in the FA Cup third-round tie against Blackpool back in early January. However, it must be said, his game time in the league has been restricted to cameos this season.