Date: 13th July 2012 at 10:35am
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Reigning ‘Player of the Season’ Adrian Mariappa is set for a £2m switch to Premier League new boys, Reading.



The Hornet’s vice-captain is understood to be undergoing a medical with the Berkshire club ahead a switch worth a basic fee of £2m plus clauses.

The 25 year-old defender has just 12 months remaining on his Watford contract, a fact which has forced the hand of the Hornet’s hierarchy somewhat.



Harrow-born Mariappa has been subject of much speculation over the summer with Wigan Athletic also linked.



Speaking at Tuesday’s press conference to introduce new Head Coach Gianfranco Zola, CEO Scott Duxbury confirmed that the only interest in the centre-half had come earlier in the summer from the Royals.



As soon as their is confirmation of the deal, Vital Watford will bring it to you.