Yesterday, Reading FC announced their latest signing, Lewis Gibson on loan from Everton.

The 20-year-old's move to the Royals came as a surprise to some fans, who were looking forward to seeing academy graduates, and now first-team players, Tom McIntyre and Tom Holmes battle for a place in the team. 

Following this, the Reading Chronicle understands that Tom McIntyre and the club are looking at potential loan moves for the young defender, with numerous clubs already coming forward as options.

Mcintyre has impressed during his twelve Championship appearances, while also being called up to the Scotland under twenty one set up regularly; including on Wednesday afternoon.

Having become a fan favourite in Berkshire, Mcintyre is going to be an exciting prospect for whichever club he may go to.

Although the names of the clubs interested in the defender are not yet known, most are understood to be top League One teams.

Although the signing of Lewis Gibson is exciting, it does make one feel as though the club are blocking the paths of promising players from the academy in order to give another club’s prospect the experience for a year.

Mcintyre’s contract runs out at the end of this season, so it will be vital for him to impress wherever he ends up, or he will face the prospect of leaving his boyhood club. 

Finally, the transfer of Rodrigo Riquelme has been dragging on for a month now and the Chronicle understands that the deal is on the verge of completion.

The Spaniard has been involved in a few first team training sessions recently, and has had a meeting on Wednesday morning with manager Veljko Paunovic at the club hotel.