Wales star Gunter set for new Reading deal

Date published: Thursday 18th February 2016 1:32 - Pete O'Rourke

Chris Gunter: Defender has been at Reading since 2012

Reading and Wales defender Chris Gunter is poised to sign a new deal at the club, sources have told

Gunter’s current deal at Madejski Stadium expires this summer and a number of Premier League and Championship clubs were lining up moves to land the right-back on a free transfer.

However, Reading are determined to keep Gunter and have moved to try and secure the player on a new deal by opening talks with the full-back.

Talks are at an advanced stage between both parties and Gunter has been offered a two-year extension to keep him at Reading.

News of Gunter’s new deal will provide Brian McDermott with a major boost as he looks to improve the club’s fortunes after a disappointing campaign to date.

Gunter has established himself as an integral member of the Reading side since joining from Nottingham Forest in 2012 and has made 140 appearances for the Royals.

Former Cardiff and Tottenham defender Gunter is set to start for Wales at this summer’s Euro 2016 finals after playing a starring role in helping Chris Coleman’s side reach France.

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