Crystal Palace eyeing move for Reading starlet Danny Loader as the Championship club face losing him for nothing at end of season
- Danny Loader is now able to leave Championship club Reading on a free transfer
- The Royals withdrew a £9,000-a-week contract offer due to the coronavirus
- Premier League side Crystal Palace are targeting the England Under-20 forward
- Palace would still be required to pay a compensation fee to sign him this year
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Reading teenage sensation Danny Loader is a target for Crystal Palace as the Championship club face losing the forward for nothing at the end of the season.
The Royals have been forced to withdraw their offer of a new contract, worth in the region of £9,000-per-week, to the youngster because of the coronavirus financial crisis.
With the offer of a new deal in place, Reading even if Loader was to leave ahead of next season, would still be entitled to compensation for the teenager because he came through their academy system.
Reading teenager Danny Loader is a free transfer target for top-flight side Crystal Palace
The Royals withdrew a £9,000-a-week contract offer to Loader (right) due to coronavirus
However, the club are now at risk of losing their prized asset for completely nothing after being forced to retract their offer of a new deal.
And Palace have already registered an interest in the England Under-20 star, as they look to take advantage of the uncertainty.
Championship sides Leeds, who are set for promotion into the top-flight, and Swansea are also in the race.
The England U20 forward can now leave the Championship club on a free transfer this year
Wolves have tried to sign Loader, who has made 12 appearances for Reading this season, during the previous two transfer windows but haven’t managed to clinch a deal on both occasions.
The Molineux club will be at the front of the queue again once the season completes.
But the prospect of landing Loader for absolutely nothing is likely to attract interest from across Europe.
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