READING FC teenager Danny Loader is being watched by several German top-flight clubs.

The 18-year-old Royals Academy striker is in sensational form for club and country and has caught the eye of a number of scouts.

Reports have now emerged suggesting Bundesliga sides Hertha Berlin, Borussia Monchengladbach and Wolfsburg are all keen on signing Loader, who continues to be overlooked by Reading boss Paul Clement.

Loader was on the scoresheet again on Wednesday with a goal and an assist for England Under 19s in a 4-0 win over Moldova in a European Championship qualifier.

The former Leighton Park schoolboy will be hoping to add to his tally when England face Iceland this Saturday and Turkey next Tuesday.

Loader, an Under 17 World Cup winner with England, is enjoying a stellar season with Royals and has scored seven goals in his last seven games for Scott Marshall’s Under 23s.

His form did not go unnoticed by Clement, who has invited Loader to train with the first team in recent weeks.

Royals' boss said: “Any player who moves up from the Under 23s has to be ready. There’s no point coming up just to train, he’ll want to come up and stay there."

However, Loader is yet to make a first-team appearance this season despite calls from fans to give him a go.

The Reading-born ace has played only once for the first-team in a 3-1 EFL Cup win against Millwall in August 2017.

Meanwhile, Alex McCarthy became the first player from the Reading FC Academy to play for England last night when the Southampton stopper came on for the second half in the 3-0 win over USA at Wembley on Wayne Rooney’s final appearance in a Three Lions shirt.