Midfielder to spend loan spell north of the borderRoyals midfielder Aaron Kuhl has this afternoon sealed a deadline day loan move to Scottish Premier League side Dundee United, joining the Tannadice outfit until 4th January 2016.
Manager Steve Clarke said, “Aaron had an outstanding season for our U21s last season and deserves the chance to play first team football this year. Although he trained with the first team on many occasions since I came to Reading he wasn’t able to force his way into our team, not because of his qualities, but because of our strength in depth in that particular area of the pitch.
“Now at Dundee United he will get the experience and game time that he needs at this stage of his development. I wish him well for his time in Scotland and look forward to some Scottish visits to watch both Aaron and Jake Taylor play in the SPL.”
Creative youngster Aaron has come through the Royals’ Academy ranks, captaining both our under-18 and under-21s en route to a first team breakthrough in 2014.
Having led our under-18s to an FA Youth Cup semi-final and the under-21s to Premier League Cup glory in the competition’s inaugural year the previous season, Kuhl was handed his professional debut for the Royals last August, making a total of 5(+3) appearances for the first team in 2014-15.
In 2015-16, Kuhl has skippered our under-21s to the top of the Barclays Under-21 Premier League table, building on last season’s promotion by playing every minute under the guidance of our under-21s coach, and his father, Martin Kuhl.
The 19-year-old central midfielder is currently on international duty with the England under-20s as they prepare for a clash against the Czech Republic, but he signed loan papers at United this afternoon to complete a loan switch north of the border.
The move is subject to ratification by the relevant football authorities, but Kuhl could be available to make his debut for Jackie McNamara’s men at home to Kilmarnock after the international break.