Derby County have expressed interest in Reading’s Andy Yiadom.
That’s according to journalist Darren Witcoop, who has reported that the defender could be on his way out of the Madejski Stadium this summer.
Yiadom joined Reading from Barnsley in 2018 and only signed a new three-year deal with the club last summer as he was named their new Club Captain a week earlier.
The 31-year-old was a regular for the Royals last season, making 41 appearances as they were cruelly relegate to League One. He has continued with two starts for Reading in the new campaign, though could now be set to depart.
Taking to Twitter, Witcoop said: “Reading plan a cull to raise funds with Andy Carroll along with Tom Holmes among the players being made available. Tom McIntyre is interesting Blackburn while Andy Yiadom could also be on his way with Derby potential suitors.”
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A follow up Tweet then read: “He’s an experienced leader who can play anywhere along the back four or in a three. There is initial interest and that’s all at this stage.”
Why do Derby County want to sign Andy Yiadom?
Derby County’s pursuit of Andy Yiadom seems like a questionable one considering they have just welcomed Joe Ward and Kane Wilson to the club.
There is an argument to be had that that position is where the Rams are strongest, however the two new signings both picked up injuries during their defeat to Oxford United.
Yiadom is also extremely versatile, as mentioned by Witcoop. He can also play further up field, as well as on both sides of the pitch.
Derby could also land the Ghana international on the cheap, with Reading eager to boost their poor financial situation following their relegation.