Reading boss Stam admits ‘interest’ in Man United defender

Date published: Monday 22nd August 2016 11:51 - Mark Scott

Tyler Blackett: Signed for Reading

Jaap Stam has revealed Reading have been in touch with his former club Manchester United over a move for defender Tyler Blackett.

The 22-year-old, who broke through to the first team at Old Trafford under Louis van Gaal, is not in Jose Mourinho’s plans this season and was spotted in the stands watching the Royals over the weekend after being linked with a transfer.

Stam was asked by reporters whether a deal was close with the Red Devils, but claimed he was unsure about how far negotiations have progressed.

Stam told Get Reading: “We’re still looking for a couple of signings. I know Tyler, not personally, but I know what he can do — what type of player he is, the way he can play.

“But I don’t know yet if it’s going to happen. We’ve shown our interest but I don’t know if we will succeed getting him to the club.”

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