Robson-Kanu wants to play in the Premier League.
Reading winger Hal Robson-Kanu has drawn interest from Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion by revealing he wants to leave the Madejski Stadium to play Premier League football, reports the Sun.
The Wales international was a product of the Royals’ youth system but following their relegation from the top flight of English football, Robson-Kanu thinks it is time to move on.
“After coming through the Reading academy it would be hard to leave but in terms of personal ambition I want to play in the Premier League,” the 24-year-old was quoted in the Sun.
During Reading’s fateful return to the Premier League in 2012/13, the Welshman showed his talent with seven goals in 25 appearances for the club.
Robson-Kanu broke into the Royals first team in 2009 following loan spells with Swindon Town and Southend United.
Since then the winger has played 119 times for his boyhood club in all competitions, but could be set to depart permanently with Villa and West Brom chasing the forward.
The performances of Robson-Kanu domestically earned the winger a call-up to the Wales senior squad in 2010 and since then he has played eight times for his country.
Villa manager Paul Lambert will looking to improve his team following a disappointing campaign that saw the Birmingham side battle to avoid relegation for much of the season.
Lambert clearly views the Reading forward as a welcome addition to his attacking options, particularly with the likely move of top-scorer Christian Benteke.
However, the club will face stiff competition from city rivals West Brom who’s last 12 months was in stark contrast to Villa’s, finsihing in the top 10 – although they too have lost their top-scorer as on-loan striker Romelu Lukaku has returned to Chelsea.