Reading duo Caylan Vickers and Tyler Bindon are attracting interest from Premier League giants Arsenal ahead of a possible January switch, according to an exclusive reveal from The Express.
Arsenal are expected to send scouts to Reading’s EFL Trophy clash with Exeter City on Tuesday evening in a bid to keep a closer eye on the duo after a strong start to the season.
Who are the duo?
Beginning with Caylan Vickers, the 18-year-old has already made nine appearances for the Royals in all competitions this season, scoring once and assisting a further two goals as an attacking midfielder.
Meanwhile, Tyler Bindon, the centre-back had made four appearances in all competitions this season. The 18-year-old joined Reading last month on a free transfer from MLS side LAFC.
More academy success
Despite a series of off-field issues surrounding the League One side, the club have a proud history of developing young players and turning them into first-team stars.
For example, Crystal Palace playmaker Michael Olise, Bristol City defender Rob Dickie, Norwich City’s Jack Stacey and fan favourite Shane Long are just four of a long list of former stars but could that list be about to improve?
It’s been a difficult start to the season for Reading, following their relegation in the previous campaign. The club have won three of their opening seven matches but due to points deductions, they only have five points and currently sit in the relegation zone.
The Royals have won just one of their previous four matches in all competitions, but crucially they beat Bolton Wanderers at the weekend and will be hopeful of making it back-to-back wins.
Reading is currently in an unusual position compared to the various other sides in League One and any financial issues between now and January could force them to offload players in the next window.
Similar to Reading, Arsenal also have a very successful history of developing young players and the Royals duo could be next on the list if an offer were made and in my opinion, it would be very difficult to turn down.