Reading have tonight confirmed the signing of Hull City midfielder David Meyler on a two-year-deal. The Republic of Ireland international has the option of a third year and will register with the Royals when his contract runs out with Hull at the end of the month.
Reading boss Paul Clement has declared himself delighted with the deal and he has every reason to be so. Meyler is an experienced pro but he maybe younger than what many people think. the 29-year-old has been around for a long time but that’s just because he started at such a young age. Since he broke through at Cork City in Ireland he has played for Sunderland and Hull City, joining the Tigers after a successful loan spell.
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Meyler has flown back from his nations friendlies against the United States and France to sign the deal which takes him up to at least 2020. Meyler has suffered some nasty injuries in his career which have stalled his progression massively and Reading will hope that is well behind him because when on the top of his game he is an extremely good footballer at Championship level. Meyler is the second Reading signing of the summer, following Barnsley full-back Andy Yiadom on a free transfer to the Madejski.
Clement will want some more new faces on sooner rather than later after a very disappointing campaign that almost ended with relegation, other clubs struggling massively throughout the season helped because some different results on the final day could have meant a totally different outcome for the Royals. Jaap Stam didn’t last the season and Clement has been charge with stabilising the club and mounting a promotion push in the coming seasons. Keeping hold of the likes of Jon Swift will be equally as important this summer for Clement and Reading.