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Arsenal midfielder Nathan Tella is close to joining Championship side Reading FC, according to reports.
Tella is currently in Arsenal’s academy and is one of the numerous talented youngsters in our club but has been told that he will not get a new contract.
Reading who are looking to strengthen their squad are eyeing a move for Tella.
Arsenal have already given the youngster permission to talk with other clubs and according to the Daily Cannon, it is Reading who are closing in on his signature.
As mentioned earlier, the youngster is very talented and also versatile as he has the ability to play in different positions but injuries are threatening to halt his development.
He has suffered recurrent injuries in recent years and there are doubt whether he is fit enough to play at the top level.
Tella is not expected to hi straight into Reading’s first team yet if he joins them but he could play a role in their U23 squad.
Reading’s youth Manger watched the midfielder in our game against Chelsea’s U23 last weekend and a move to the Madejski Stadium would offer him the perfect platform to continue his development.
A change in scenery would give the 17 year old the chance to get his young career back on track which is what I think he needs now.