Reading winger Femi Azeez’s future is in the balance with his contract due to expire amid interest from home abroad.

Along with clubs in the EFL, Azeez, older brother of Arsenal midfielder Miguel, is being targeted by Dutch side Go Ahead Eagles and Portuguese outfit FC Famalicao.

And the interest, particularly from Go Ahead Eagles and Famalicao who believe Azeez could become another youngster to flourish elsewhere, is now presenting an obstacle to the Berkshire club’s hopes of retaining the 21 year-old.

Reading are trying to persuade Azeez to stay and have offered him a new deal.

Azeez was one of Reading’s standout youngsters last season in a campaign that ended with them successfully avoiding the drop.

The Nigerian eligible player enjoyed a breakout year making 14 appearances, scoring twice having been handed his Royals debut towards the end of the previous 2021/22 season.

Following a disappointing 21st place finish last season, Reading have added to their squad with the singings Tom Ince and Joe Lumley.

The Royals will open the new season with a trip to Blackpool on July 30 before hosting Cardiff the following week. 

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