The Daily Mail has claimed that AFC Wimbledon striker Joe Pigott is attracting interest from a number of Championship clubs, with Reading among a host of sides reportedly considering a £250,000 move for the striker.

Joe Pigott enjoyed a thoroughly successful season in a struggling AFC Wimbledon side over the course of the 2018/19 League One season. And, his performances have not gone unnoticed.

A host of Championship sides including Reading are keen on the striker, with the Royals weighing up a move for the £250,000 striker as they look to bolster their attacking options ahead of the new Championship season. The report writes that Reading will look to steal a march on their rivals in the race for Pigott by making a move soon.

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Pigott netted a thoroughly impressive 18 goals in 48 games across all competitions for AFC Wimbledon last season, with his 15 goals in League One making him the club’s top scorer over the course of the 2018/19 campaign in just his second season since joining from Maidstone United.

Over the course of two seasons with Wimbledon, Pigott has netted 23 goals in 66 games, laying on five assists along the way as well.

The 25-year-old striker started his career in the youth academy at Charlton Athletic, also making his breakthrough into senior football during his time with the Addicks. Pigott spent time on loan at Bromley, Gillingham, Newport County, Southend United and Luton Town during his time at The Valley, before joining Cambridge United on a free transfer in 2016.

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After one year on the books with Cambridge – with the last six months being spent on loan at Maidstone – he made a permanent move to Maidstone, where he netted an impressive 18 goals in 47 games, warranting a move to Wimbledon.

Now, Pigott could be set to make the step up into the Championship, with Reading one of the sides considering a move for the AFC Wimbledon man.


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