He was brilliant for Hibs whilst on loan at Easter Road last season. Now back at his parent club, former Hibees loanee and current transfer target Marc McNulty has edged closer to leaving Reading.

McNulty only joined up with them last year, following a stellar season at Coventry City the term previous. Now Go Reading is reporting that the striker is one of seven Reading players to be told not to return for pre-season.

McNulty was on loan at Hibs last year. (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Jose Gomes’ side are currently looking to slash the wage bill. McNulty’s name is one they want to get off it.

£1 million price tag for McNulty is too much for Hibs

With this piece of news, the ball is now in Hibs’ court when it comes to McNulty.

Paul Heckingbottom confirmed recently to the Edinburgh Evening News he is interested in bringing McNulty back. He also told them that the striker would ‘love’ to play for Hibs again.

McNulty would be a welcome addition to the Premiership, well, for most people. (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

At the asking price Reading are wanting, it won’t happen. The Edinburgh Evening News claim Reading want to recoup most of the £1 million pound fee they paid for McNulty 12 months ago.

Now it seems like they are very keen to offload him and that information has went public. This gives Hibs the control in this deal. They now know Gomes is desperate to sell the striker.

Through that, Hibs will be able to lower the fee. The only problem with that is other teams with potentially bigger finances than Hibs have can do that too.

A spanner in the works. (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

After scoring eight times in 17 appearances, McNulty has already proven what he can bring to Easter Road. He would be a great signing, but only If the price is right.

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