Royals ready to reward Lita
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Reading are ready to reward England Under 21 hero Leroy Lita with a new contract.Reading are ready to reward England Under 21 hero Leroy Lita with a new contract.
The Royals are keen to ward off any potential suitors of Lita following his success with the Under 21s in the European Championship.
Lita was one of the major success stories for England in Holland scoring three goals as they reached the semi-finals.
The 22-year-old has just a year left on his present contract and Reading are now preparing a new four-year deal to keep him at the Madejski Stadium.
Reading's director of football Nicky Hammond confirmed the club had held preliminary talks with Lita and are hopeful of agreeing a deal soon.
"We've had conversations with him and hope to move forward very soon," Hammond told The Mirror.