Danny Loader has sent an open message to Reading fans after nearly leaving the club on deadline day. Loader was on the verge of joining Wolverhampton Wanderers on the final day of the English transfer window but saw his dream move dashed.
The Reading striker has now taken to Instagram, where he has sent a message via his ‘story’. He explains why he wanted to move to Wolves and adds that he will remain professional after being denied a switch.
Loader said: “Good morning guys. I want to write this message to be open with all of you. Everyone knows a Premier League club tried to sign me in the transfer window, but it wasn’t to be.
“I’m very ambitious, my dream is to play on the biggest stage and you never know when these opportunities will come around again. I hope that is understandable. To be clear I never handed in a transfer request and I trained on Thursday and Friday. I’ve been at Reading for years and I’ll always be respectful towards the club.”
The 18-year-old, who scored one goal for Reading last season, was very close to moving to Wolves. Reading manager Jose Gomes has even admitted since then that Loader is frustrating (when speaking to Get Reading). But he has now explained his stance and will hope to put this transfer saga behind him.
Loader’s explanation is clear, concise and understandable from a players’ perspective. The lure of Wolves, the Premier League and the Europa League was understandably strong. But he has now pledged to turn his full attention back towards Reading.
The England youth striker added: “I’m still a Reading player and that means I will give 100%, as I always have done. My focus now is to continue to build on the positives I had last season and always looking on where I can improve. Thanks for all your continued support.”
Loader’s reasoning is solid and this will give Gomes confidence that he can be used without an issue. But only one year remains on his contract; will Loader commit to fresh terms or look to move on again in January? Only time will tell.