Reading goalkeeper Vito Mannone is close to accepting a loan move to the United States.
The Italian shots have been out of favor with the new Royals boss Jose Gomes, and he has been banished from the first team.
football.london understands the 30-year-old is set to end his stay with Reading by connecting with Major League Soccer (MLS) side Minnesota United for the rest of 2019.
Mannone has played 47 games for the club after being signed by Jaap Stam in July 2017.
The former goalkeeper from Sunderland, Hull City and Arsenal are best remembered by Royals fans for his crucial penalty save in March 2018, giving side a vital 1-0 victory over QPR.
Mannon's contract with Reading expires in June 2020 and is highly unlikely to be renewed.
Gomes signed Emiliano Martinez on loan from Arsenal in the January transfer window, while companions Anssi Jaakkola and Sam Walker are also on Royals & # 39; books.
Mannon's loan to Minnesota is set to be announced later this week.
The regular American season runs between March and October, while the cup-play-offs take place in October and November.
Minnesota, who plays at a stadium whose capacity is more than 50,000, finished tithing in the MLS Group B last season.
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