Monday’s Championship transfer talk: Almada, Eze, Loader


Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for the Championship on Monday, July 27.

Sports Mole rounds up all of the latest transfer news in the Championship on Monday, July 27.

Monday morning’s Championship transfer talk news roundup:


Reading's Danny Loader celebrates scoring their second goal on January 4, 2020© Reuters

Porto are reportedly close to winning the race to sign Reading forward Danny Loader on a free transfer.

Last summer, the youngster was on the brink of moving to Wolverhampton Wanderers, only for Reading to pull the plug on a deal at the last minute.

However, Loader has remained as a fringe member at the Madejski Stadium, inevitably leading to his desire to move to another club at the end of his contract.

While Crystal Palace have also been suggested as a potential destination, the Daily Mail says that Porto are in advanced discussions with the Englishman.

Despite winning the Portuguese title, Porto are in a period of transition with many of the star men likely to move on during the upcoming transfer window.

With the opportunity of regular first-team football, that has seemingly led to Loader accepting a three-year contract.


Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa pictured on July 4, 2020© Reuters

Velez Sarsfield playmaker Thiago Almada has revealed that he would like to play under Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa.

Almada is one of the most highly-regarded prospects in world football, inevitably resulting in speculation about an eventual switch to the Premier League.

However, despite being linked with Manchester United and Manchester City, the Argentine has suggested that he views Elland Road as a potential destination.

Speaking to TyC Sports, the 19-year-old said: “I would like Bielsa to coach me. My friends sent me something about Bielsa, but I am calm. Whether it happens or not, we have to see.

“I don’t watch much soccer, but I saw some Leeds highlights and I saw something similar to what we did in Velez with [Gabriel] Heinze.”

Almada, who is available for £20m this summer, has contributed nine goals and four assists from his first 46 outings for his current club.


More transfer news from Championship:

Queens Park Rangers playmaker Eberechi Eze ‘to cost at least £20m’
Queens Park Rangers reportedly place a minimum asking price of £20m on Eberechi Eze, who is said to be a target of Leeds United and West Ham United. Read more.

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