West Ham, Aston Villa and Newcastle all chase £5m assist machine: Who will win the race?

Reading full back seems destined to leave the Royals and whilst it seemed that West Ham were leading the chase for the England fullback it now appears that two other Premier League sides are in the hunt.

West Ham, Newcastle, Aston Villa and French side Nice are all keen to bid for Royals full-back Shorey, who is eager to leave the club to continue his push to become an England regular. West Ham, Newcastle and Aston Villa are all interested, too.
But Reading chief executive Nigel Howe said of the £5m rated star: “You sometimes get clubs who will fly a kite with a stupid offer, but no one will steal any of our players away.” (Daily Mirror)

Clearly being in the top tier at this stage of Shorey’s career is crucial, he doesn’t seem keen on trying to stick with his side and battle for a quick promotion. All sides mentioned could do with extra creativity from their full back positions and the 27 year old offers that in abundance, whether it’s from set pieces or deft touches helping put strikers in on goal. Who will win the race?

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