Robson-Kanu: I want to play for a top-four club

The Reading winger admits he would find it hard to leave the Royals, but is eager to remain in the Premier League after scoring seven goals last campaign
Reading winger Hal Robson-Kanu has hinted he would leave the Royals for the right Premier League club - albeit with a heavy heart.

The 24-year-old came through the academy at Reading and was one of the side's top performers last season, scoring seven league goals in 25 appearances.

Such form may have alerted several Premier League clubs amid the Royals' relegation - and the Welshman admits he wants to be playing in the Premier League, and ultimately the Champions League, too.

"After coming through the academy it would be hard for me to leave," Robson-Kanu told Sky Sports.

"But in terms of my personal ambition I want to play in the Premier League. I want to play for a top-four club."

However, he has already set his sights on next season, reflecting on last season and the future of Reading, which he believes can be positive.

"Scoring seven goals, I ended up the highest scoring midfielder in the Premier League in Reading's history, which was nice on a personal note," he continued.

"As players, we had a lot of affection for Brian [McDermott].

"For me personally, having come through the academy with him, it was sad to see him go but with football you have to look forward and you have to move on.

"Brian had his way of playing, as does Nigel [Adkins] - it's attacking, it's fast and next season we have got every opportunity of going straight back up with the nucleus of the squad and a lot of young players who are hungry."