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Swansea lead the chase to sign Reading’s star winger

| 03.05.2016

Having been on Reading’s books for over a decade, Hal Robson-Kanu could exit the Madjeski Stadium this summer, with Swansea the frontrunners in the race to snap up the Royals star.

With the winger’s contract expiring this season, Reading could well lose their star man, and the South Wales outfit are 3/1 to pounce for the 26-year-old.

Despite injury in March, the talented former Swindon Town loanee looks likely to feature in Wales’ Euro 2016 campaign.

That means that clubs keen on securing his signature may look to swoop for the player this summer, before his value and profile potentially rise following the tournament.

Last season’s Championship runners-up Watford are next in the running at 4/1. With the Hornets among the Premier League’s lowest scorers, netting 36 goals in 35 games, the best value could be on backing the Hertfordshire side to snap up Hal.

Burnley are also allegedly keen on Robson-Kanu. Having secured promotion to the Premier League yesterday, it’s 5/1 that the Clarets bring the Acton-born winger back to the top-flight with them.

Southampton are 12s to tempt the one-time Championship winner to St Mary’s, with West Ham and Leicester (both 16/1) rounding out the betting.

Swansea travel to the Boleyn Ground on Saturday, with the Hammers still battling to secure European football. The hosts are 1/2 to win, with the Swans 11/2 to spoil the party with an away victory.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.



Dave Burin

Dave graduated with an MA in English Literature at Durham University, and worked in marketing before joining the Ladbrokes News team. A Man United fan and avid groundhopper, he’s also an ardent follower of Rugby League. You can usually find him at a ground near you, clutching a big cup of tea.