Royals close on Harper deal
By Stephen Bateman
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Reading's James Harper is set to sign a new deal with the Championship leaders.
Reading's James Harper is close to signing a new deal with the Championship leaders.
The midfielder has been outstanding in The Royals midfield this season and he has been locked in negotiations over a new deal since November.
His first class performances have attracted interest from a variety of clubs - most notably Charlton and Feyenoord - although he now looks ready to commit to a two-and-a-half year extension to his existing deal which is due to expire in the summer.
Director of football Nicky Hammond told the Evening Post: Ç£I had a final discussion with James's agent and he was talking it over with his family.
"That is the final offer and James should make a decision this week. We both understand where we are. It is a very good offer and I am confident he will sign.Ç¥