Barnsley full-back Andy Yiadom has agreed terms with Reading on a four-year deal, according to the Daily Mail  journalist Mike Keegan.

The 26-year-old is due for a medical at the Championship side to finalise his move. He has been linked with Leeds United but it looks likes Reading will win the race for him.

Yiadom’s contract at Barnsley is due to expire next month meaning he proposed move to Reading will be for a free transfer.

He has impressed for the Tykes during his two year stint at Oakwell and was heavily linked with a move to the Premier League last summer, with both Swansea City and Huddersfield Town showing an interest.

Yiadom, who has made 2 caps for Ghana, played for Watford as a youngster but was released in 2010 and joined Hayes and Yeading United. He spent a year with them before being snapped up by Braintree Town. He scored 7 goals before January in the Conference (now the National League) and was signed by Barnet in January 2012.

Barnsley signed Yiadom in the summer of 2016 ahead of their Championship campaign and adapted well the step up to the second tier. However, Yiadom could not prevent Barnsley from slipping into League One this season. The Tykes’ fans will not be surprised to see him leave and the club will now looking for potential replacements.

Yiadom will be an exciting signing for Reading and their fans will be hoping he will be the first of many signings.


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