Reading keeping tabs on Zimbabwean starlet Rushesha after Swansea City exit

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Tivonge Rushesha of Swansea City in action during the pre season friendly match between Swansea City and Forest Green Rovers at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea, Wales, UK. Tuesday 01 September 2020

English side Reading are reportedly taking a look at promising Zimbabwean fullback Tivonge Rushesha on trial following his exit from Swansea City.

According to a report by the Reading Chronicle, Reading are weighing up a potential swoop for Rushesha as they prepare for life in League One next season under new boss Ruben Selles after their relegation from the Championship.

Rushesha, 20, is available after cutting ties with Swansea at the end of the last campaign and will be considering his options.

The Reading Chronicle report that he is being looked at by the Royals along with fellow trialists Olamide Shodipo, Oan Djorkaeff and Tyler Bindon.

The quartet all featured in their most recent pre-season friendly against Premier League side Southampton last Saturday.

Rushesha would be more of a long-term acquisition if they decide to offer him a deal.

He doesn’t have too much first team experience just yet and only made one first-team appearance for Swansea two years ago before a couple of serious knee ligament injuries hampered his progess.

The Wales youth international, who was born in Zimbabwe, rose up through the academy ranks of the Swans and was a regular for the Welsh outfit at their various youth levels, most recently their Under-21’s side.

However, they opted against extending his stay when his deal expired at the end of June and he will now be eager to show Reading what he can do during his trial stint.

Although Rushesha has played youth football with Wales’ national age-group teams, he has previously declared his desire to be part of the Warriors in the future.

FIFA rules allow junior players to switch allegiance

 

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