'We're very close' - Reading chief confident Nigeria-eligible winger would sign new deal
Published: June 30, 2022
'We're very close' - Reading chief confident Nigeria-eligible winger would sign new deal

Reading's head of football operations Mark Bowen is confident that Anglo-Spanish-Nigerian winger Femi Azeez would sign a new deal with the Royals.


Azeez's existing contract with Reading runs out in the coming hours and he has been offered fresh terms to extend his stay at the Select Car Leasing Stadium.


The 21-year-old has been on the fringes of the first team in the last few seasons, making fifteen appearances combined since making his senior debut for Reading against Sheffield Wednesday in March 2021.


Azeez had an injury blighted season but managed to make thirteen appearances in the Championship and was on the scoresheet twice in 2021-2022.


Providing an update on the future of Azeez, Bowen said to BerkshireLive : "And with Femi Azeez, I'd like to think we are very close.

"We have made an offer and we are waiting for him and his family to make a decision to hopefully make sure his future is here.


"Femi has been training every day so far in pre-season."


Prior to joining Reading, Azeez represented non-league clubs Northwood, Wealdstone and  Hanwell Town.


Femi is the elder brother of Arsenal's Hale End Academy product Miguel Azeez.


Ifeanyi Emmanuel

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