West Brom, Newcastle circle as Reading will only sell Long to Premier League club

Reading boss Brian McDermott is prepared to sell striker Shane Long to a Premier League club. West Ham United, Leicester City are keen, as are West Bromwich Albion and Newcastle United.

Reading boss Brian McDermott is prepared to sell striker Shane Long to a Premier League club.

West Ham United, Leicester City are keen, as are West Bromwich Albion and Newcastle United.

McDermott told talkSPORT: “There’s lots of interest from the Premier League as you can imagine, because he’s a top player.

“Shane Long’s going to get better and better. He’s not only a top player but a top person.

“The way things are going, my experience is that we’ve had interest from lots of clubs in the Premier League and once someone makes a bid then four or five will make a bid.”

McDermott also reiterated that despite the interest in his star man he would still prefer not to sell Long at all.

“He’s not a player that I would want to leave the club because he is very important," he added.

“But if the right club comes in and agrees a deal from the Premier League then I’m sure that he may move on.”

 
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