One-time reported Rangers target and young Atletico Madrid Spanish talent Rodrigo Riquelme could be set for a move to the English second-tier and Reading.

The talented Atleti youth winger – who stole the show in a 4-0 demolition of the Rangers U19s in the UEFA Youth League – has been routinely linked to both Rangers and Celtic in recent months.

Rangers U19 v Atletico Madrid U19 - UEFA Youth League Play-Offs
Spanish wonderkid Rodrigo Riquelme impressed against Rangers in the UEFA Nations League. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

But now the player looks set to move to the Royals and the English Championship after training with the English side over the last week, according to Marca.

The Spanish report claims that the 20-year-old played for Reading in a 0-0 friendly draw with Portimonense last week before joining up with the team in the days following.

Marca claim that three other English clubs were chasing the youngster but the youngster seems to be arrowing in on a move to Madejski Stadium.

This would be considered a major coup for Reading manager Mark Bowen with the only thing supposedly holding the deal up a contract extension of the youngster.

Riquelme has already made his league debut for Atletico but his contract only has a year left to run.

Despite having a reported £27m (€30m) release clause the Spanish side will be looking to protect their asset should he move to England and impress.

Getafe CF v Club Atletico de Madrid - La Liga
The talented right winger made his debut for Atletico Madrid coming on as a substitute against Getafe last season. (Photo by Rubén de la Fuente Pérez/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Rangers and Celtic were both linked to the player by Marca back in March but recently the winger has been more closely linked to our Old Firm rivals.

Mundo Deportivo, via Sport Witness, believe the Parkhead club had launched a move given the restructuring of Spanish lower league football amid the Covid crisis.

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