Reading manager Brian McDermott is targeting a move for Barnsley winger Adam Hammill at the end of the season, according to The Sun.
Hammill’s deal with Barnsley only runs until the end of the season, and McDermott is looking to snap up the winger on a free transfer.
However Reading will most likely face competition for Hammill’s signature, with the player’s former manager Lee Johnson also wanting to sign Hammill this summer. Johnson is now manager of Bristol City, and wants to re-sign the player he signed for Barnsley back in November.
Hammill has got his career back on track with Barnsley after being released by Huddersfield Town in September 2015.
The winger scored the winner in a Football League Trophy game against York City, marking a good start to his second spell with Barnsley after signing for the first time from Liverpool in 2009.
Hammill will make his decision at the end of the season, with Barnsley themselves in with a chance of playing Championship football next season. The club are three points away from the play-off places with five games left to play.