Huddersfield Town, Nottingham Forest and Reading are lining up a move to sign Fulham’s Ryan Tunnicliffe according to a report from the Daily Mail.
The 24-year-old midfielder joined Wigan Athletic on loan in the January transfer window and it turns out that move meant that he played his last bit of football for parent club Fulham. They have already decided that he is surplus to requirements and when his contract expires at the end of the season, he will be allowed to leave and become a free agent.
But even with his spell at Fulham not working out, there are plenty of Sky Bet Championship sides lining up to try and snap him up when his contract ends in just a few months time. Not only is the team he currently play for, Wigan, want to sign him but a number of other clubs want to as well. Huddersfield, Nottingham Forest and Reading are leading the race to sign Tunnicliffe while Brentford, Cardiff City, Ipswich Town and QPR are also interested in signing him.
The reason that many teams want to sign Tunnicliffe even though he couldn’t get into the Fulham first team is due to his pedigree. He came through the Manchester United academy and played alongside the likes of Jesse Lingard, Ravel Morrison and Paul Pogba when they won the Youth Cup in 2011, though his career hasn’t gone as well as some of those. But at least Tunnicliffe will have plenty of options when he becomes a free agent in the summer.