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Deniss Rakels Transfer Goes Through

29 January 2016
By Hob Nob Anyone?

Deniss Rakels has completed his move to Reading, signing a two and a half year contract. Twenty three year old Rakels is a Latvian International striker who arrives at Reading from the Polish top flight side Caracovia. He has 15 caps for his country. Rakels is in top form right now having already scored 15 goals so far this season in Polish football. Reading will be hoping he is a better fit than Orlando Sa who arrived in the summer for a short stay before departing this week.

Meanwhile Paolo Hurtado, another failed summer signing, has departed Reading to Portugal on a six month loan. Hurtado joins Vitoria Guimares until the end of the season. The Peru International player made just a single league cup start for the Royals. In the league he appeared off the bench five times but hasn't appeared for the Royals in any competition since November 2015.

 

Discussion On This Story:

 RustyRoyal

» 19 Jan 2016 17:16

Apparently we pulled out of the Washingston deal to sign this guy. 23, 26 in 61 for Cracovia.

 bluerinse

» 19 Jan 2016 17:30

He is Latvian but plays in the Polish League. I would have thought with a question mark against the last player we signed from the Polish League (Orlando Sa ) we should be wary of the standard of players coming out of that league.

 PistolPete

» 19 Jan 2016 17:42

Makes absolutely no sense at all.

 Tommio

» 19 Jan 2016 18:16

Fee is only €500,000 perhaps we'll get him and someone else rather than Washington for £3m

 LWJ

» 19 Jan 2016 18:36

Looks a bit :| on the video

 Oilroyal

» 19 Jan 2016 18:39

I think the Thais can do one. Not impressed by us pulling out of the Wickham deal for this guy. The tweet from the Posh chairman says all I need to know. This is gonna end ugly with the Thais.

 CholseyRoyal

» 19 Jan 2016 18:40

Going by comments on Twitter, this seems like an owner's choice, not Brian's :(

 RoyalJames101

» 19 Jan 2016 18:41



Wickham? :roll:

What's to say McDermott wasn't in agreement with the Thais that we should waste all of our budget on an unproven League 1 strikers who has had one decent run?

No one had even heard of the kid last week :lol:

 Oilroyal

» 19 Jan 2016 18:43



Wickham? :roll:

What's to say McDermott wasn't in agreement with the Thais that we should waste all of our budget on an unproven League 1 strikers who has had one decent run?

No one had even heard of the kid last week :lol:

Sorry Washington.. Just a bit FuKced off right now.

 Royal Bison

» 19 Jan 2016 18:49



What exactly has Sa done wrong?

 andrew1957

» 19 Jan 2016 19:19

To be fair to the owners if I were them and as the chance of promotion is now so remote, I would favour a 500K risk over a 3M pound risk. Save the rest from the Blackman sale to help the summer overhaul.

Washington is not proven and so is just as much a risk at Championship level as Rakels and who knows Rakels might turn out to be better. So if true I am in for this signing.

As for Sa it is all very mysterious. He looked ok to start with, but it sounds like for whatever reason he is unhappy and wants to go. Rather sad but most of SC's signings are beginning to look like a car crash (Quinn and McShane excepted).

 bluerinse

» 19 Jan 2016 20:19

Have a Polish friend in Reading who supports Legia Warsaw. He says according to Legias website they have agreed a fee of 500 euros with Cracovia for Rakels and he has agreed terms with them. Either Reading have come in very late on this one, or it is not going to happen.


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