READING’S £3million move for Stopilla Sonzu, 23, is on hold after he was picked for Zambia’s African Nations Cup squad.
Stopilla Sunzu’s move to Reading has been put in doubt after the centre-back was called up to Zambia’s African Cup of Nations squad.
The 23-year-old, who has previously had trials at Madejski Stadium, was expected to fly to England in January for a trial.
However, the TP Mazembe man’s international call-up means it is unlikely Royals will be able to have a good look at him during the coming window and will have to wait until later in the year.
Reading boss Brian McDermott told the Post: “Stoppy was here when he was a kid.
“It’s a possibility that we might have a look at him for a week. He’s a good lad.”
The defender plays for Congolese side TP Mazembe. He has been watched by Chelsea.