Reading agree deal to sign Hull midfielder David Meyler

Reading have agreed a deal to sign Hull City and Republic of Ireland midfielder David Meyler.

Meyler has agreed to sign for the Royals on an initial two-year contract, with the option of a third year, and the move will be completed when his current deal at Hull ends at the end of June.

The 29-year-old follows Barnsley skipper Andy Yiadom through the doors at the Madejski Stadium and could be soon joined by former Irish team-mate John O’Shea, who Sky Sports News understands has also agreed to join the Championship club.

Former Sunderland player Meyler, who started his career at Cork City, has won 20 caps for Ireland and played 181 times for Hull City.

Reading boss Paul Clement said: “I am very happy to welcome David to the club as our second signing of the summer. He comes here with a lot of experience at this level but also the level above and with his ability and his leadership qualities, David is going to add a lot to our squad.

“At the end of last season, I felt it was important to bring in a player of David’s profile. And when I met with him,
I got a real sense of his ambition to play at the highest level again. And, together, we’ll be fighting to push this club forward.”