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Royals Sign George Evans From Manchester City

19 January 2016
By Hob Nob Anyone?

Reading have confirmed the signing of midfielder George Evans from Manchester City. Evans signs on a three and a half year contract to keep him at Reading until the summer of 2019. Evans, at just 21 years old, fits firmly into the category of huge potential. Reading may have plenty of possibilities in midfield but Evans clearly remains an impressive signing. He has spent the season so far on loan at Reading's FA Cup fourth round opponents League One Walsall, but was recalled at the weekend sparking rumours of his move to Reading, which was confirmed today.

He has impressed at Walsall scoring on his debut in a 2-0 win at Barnsley and following it up with another strike his following game. Evans arrives at Reading after clocking up 16 appearances and 4 goals at Walsall. His penultimate match for the Saddlers was in the 1-0 win at Brentford in the third round of the FA Cup - so he will not be eligible to face his old side for the Royals in the next round.

Evans has progressed through the ranks at Manchester City and started the season by making his senior debut for City, coming off the bench as a late substitute in their League Cup win at Sunderland. He has also had loan spells at Crewe and Scunthorpe. Evans could make his debut this weekend as Sheffield Wednesday visit the Madejski Stadium.


Discussion On This Story:


» 16 Jan 2016 21:41

Been on loan at Walsall and done well. City have recalled him and we're signing him permanently.


» 16 Jan 2016 22:04

City fans disappointed on Twitter :shock:

@City_Watch why the hell are we selling him?

Daniel habashy ‏@Didofifapowner 31m
@City_Watch NO WAY

Ginger Messi ‏@Banter2006_king 32m
@City_Watch another great prospect leaving us

Raza ‏@ksyed822 36m
@City_Watch wtf why? Hopefully there's a buy back option or something..

Alan Wilkinson ‏@albowilko 23m
@City_Watch if it's True that is Shit Business from City . Definitely one for the Future . Big Mistake .

Paul PD ‏@atticusfinch104 38m
@City_Watch which is a shame as he would be a great player for us


» 16 Jan 2016 22:05

Class player judging by YouTube videos. Perhaps we'll loan him back to Walsall for the rest of the season?


» 16 Jan 2016 22:06

Rather have Lee.


» 16 Jan 2016 23:27

Yes, but only if he's capable of playing in the first team, in which case probably need to get rid of a couple this window.

 Pepe the Horseman

» 16 Jan 2016 23:32

Can be play upfront?

 Simon's Church

» 16 Jan 2016 23:40

Straight swap for Aaron Kuhl?


» 16 Jan 2016 23:41

Yeah why not


» 16 Jan 2016 23:51

So who is going?

 Super Kevin Bremner!

» 17 Jan 2016 00:08

Young, strong looking, box to box midfielder popping in goals in the third tier that we are getting from a top four premier league club?

Yes please.

Remind anyone of the last time we bought one if those?


» 17 Jan 2016 00:27

Sounds a good prospect but if Quinn can't get in the team who will he replace? Personally I think its time Williams was dropped and add the pointless Kanu.


» 17 Jan 2016 01:12

Williams is off then

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