Hunt seeks 'fresh start'
Stephen Hunt says he is seeking a 'fresh start' away from the Madejski Stadium.
By James Dall
Last Updated: 09/06/09 3:44pm
Stephen Hunt has confirmed to Sky Sports News that he is seeking a 'fresh start' away from the Madejski Stadium.
The Republic of Ireland international's future was the subject of conjecture in the winter transfer window, with the midfielder keen to move to the Premier League.
Hunt, though, opted to sign a new contract with the Royals, but the club ultimately failed to gain promotion from the Championship.
Media reports claim Everton are lining up an offer for Hunt and the 27-year-old intends to seal a transfer away from Reading this summer.
He told Sky Sports News: "My own situation is that I am happy at Reading, but in terms of my future, I've been loyal to Reading, maybe a fresh start would be good for me and the club.
"I think me and the club agree it is time for a fresh start. I don't know about that (Everton). I can't talk about other clubs."
Meanwhile, Brynjar Gunnarsson's future at Reading is also in doubt despite being offered fresh terms by the club.
Gunnarsson's agent, Olafur Gardarsson, told Fotbolti.net: "He hasn't rejected the offer but he is mulling over his options.
"He's got the offer of a one-year contract and he is considering that and also other offers from clubs in the Championship."
+ Stephen Hunt was speaking at the launch of the Mars Summer of Sport.