Lambert favourite on verge of Wolves exit after seven-figure fee agreed - Sky Sports
By Danny Wright
Wolves midfielder David Edwards is on the verge of joining Championship rivals Reading, according to a report.
Sky Sports claimed in their live transfer blog on Monday [02:00pm] that Wolves have agreed a seven-figure fee worth £1million with the Royals, which will end Edwards’ nine-year spell at Molineux.
The 31-year-old was a mainstay of the squad last season under the charge of Paul Lambert, but with new manager Nuno Espirito Santo making wholesale changes to his squad, Edwards appears to be one of the players that has been a victim of the club’s summer splurge.
The 39-times Wales international scored 10 goals in 49 appearances across all competitions last term, wearing the captain’s armband on the odd occasion under Lambert’s charge.
Although the new season has not long kicked off, Edwards appears to be nowhere near the first-team having been left out of the matchday squad for the last three fixtures in the Championship.
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Football Insider Verdict
Edwards has been a good servant at Molineux and it seems that he is a victim of the Portuguese influence that is now taking hold of the West Midlands club. The early games of the new season show that the Welshman is simply not in Nuno’s plans, but a move to Reading might see him be able to catch his career from stalling before it’s too late. Moving to the Madejski will offer a lot of new challenges for Edwards and there’s little doubt about whether or not he would be able to offer the goods. The £1million fee is a good piece of business from the Royals, who are bagging a very experienced Championship player.