Harper contract talks to start shortly


By Mark Sugar
October 5 2005

Reading will open contract talks with midfielder James Harper within the next couple of weeks.The 24 year old's curent deal runs out at the end of this season and this has alerted a host of clubs including Feyenoord and PSV Eindhoven.

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CLUB TO OPEN HARPER TALKS

Reading will open contract talks with midfielder James Harper within the next week, according to Director of Football Nick Hammond.

The 24 year old midfielder's current deal runs out at the end of this season and rumours suggest that Feyenoord, PSV Eindhoven, Sheffield United and Everton are all tracking his progress.

The former Arsenal trainee has had an mpressive start to the season, which many feel is down to the introduction of Brynjar Gunnarrson to the starting eleven in the absence of Steve Sidwell, who is currently sidelined with a knee ligament injury.

Since signing in February 2001, Harper has made a total of 190 appearance for the Royals, scoring 11 goals.

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