June 19, 2024

Sources: Reading agree to sign Aston Villa product Knibbs with medical scheduled

Earlier this month (2 June), Football Insider revealed that Championship side Huddersfield Town were keen on signing the striker this summer and had been keeping tabs on him throughout the season.

Reading have agreed a deal to sign forward Harvey Knibbs on a free transfer, sources have told Football Insider.

The 24-year-old is set to undergo a medical at the Berkshire club.

Reading have reached a full agreement over a deal for Knibbs after fending off interest from rival clubs.

The attacker made 47 appearances across all competitions for Cambridge last season, scoring five goals and providing six assists.

The former Aston Villa youngster will help bolster Reading’s attacking options having seen a number of players leave following their relegation from the Championship.

Cambridge United forward Harvey Knibbs 'fully focused' on fight for Sky Bet  League One survival after Plymouth Argyle interest

 

Knibbs spent two years with the Villans’ under-23s side before joining Cambridge United on a permanent deal in 2019.

The striker made 28 appearances for the under-18s and 29-appearances for the under-21s and scored a total of 17 goals and provided four assists in those outings.

Earlier this month (2 June), Football Insider revealed that Championship side Huddersfield Town were keen on signing the striker this summer and had been keeping tabs on him throughout the season.

The attacker was also attracting interest from Derby County and Bristol City who had also been following him last seaosn.

Now, it is Reading who have landed Knibbs’ services for the 2023-24 campaign and beyond.

 

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The Royals were relegated from the Championship after finishing 22nd in the division.

The club begin their League One campaign and will be hopeful to head straight back up to the Championship.

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