News and Views

Transfer Deadline Day Rumours

31 August 2017
By Hob Nob Anyone?

Despite completing the big money signing of Fulham forward Sone Aluko earlier this week, rumours continue that Reading might conduct some more business before the summer transfer deadline closes tonight.

Reading have already signed seven players in this transfer window. All seven of those players will be expected to play a major part in the first team squad this season, giving Stam plenty of strength in all departments. The only possible weakness appears to be the lack of an out and out striker as we wait the return of Kermorgant from injury.

Rumours are still bouncing around and according to SBAT football predictions there's the long-running possibility of Norwich City's Nelson Oliveira and Brighton's Tomer Hemed. Oliveira is attracting the interest of Swansea City and is expected to be outside Reading's budget, but Israel international striker Hemed is still being linked with the Royals.

In a Hob Nob Anyone? poll, nearly half of voters expect exactly zero incoming players. After the Royals appear to have already conducted most of their transfer business only 9 percent of voters expect 2 or more players to be arriving today on transfer deadline day.

Meanwhile the club confirmed yesterday that defenders Jordan Obita and Paul McShane have extended their contracts at Reading. Obita now has three years at Reading, while McShane is now contracted until the summer of 2019.

Join the transfer deadline day discussion on the Hob Nob Anyone? forums:


Discussion On This Story:


» 31 Aug 2017 05:10

Before the window SLAMS shut.

I'm going for 0, not for a want of trying however. It just seems that two of our main 3 targets are currently at clubs with little other options and Hugill is going to go for way over what he's worth.


» 31 Aug 2017 07:11

I think we will sign a striker, on loan, but it will be none of our current targets.


» 31 Aug 2017 08:14

I'll go for 2. A striker and a complete surprise that Jaap couldnt resist :)


» 31 Aug 2017 08:18

I rdon't cmon we'll end the day on a negative number. A couple out and maybe one in.
Quinn on loan, Weiser departs somewhere or even just contract cancelled. Can't see any other obvious departures although if Harriott was fit I'd loan him until January to get him back match fit.

 Pepe the Horseman

» 31 Aug 2017 08:20

Yeh, I'm with you x

 Simon's Church

» 31 Aug 2017 08:28

1. Not too bothered about a striker but would like a cb, maybe on loan to cover for ilori and mcshanes inevitable injuries


» 31 Aug 2017 08:37

reckon 1 in on loan. Quinn and Weiser to depart, Quinn on loan. Couple of the young lads on loan as well - Rinomhota, Smith. Prob keep Axel to cover

See Brentford have accepted a 6m bid for Jota. Surprised if he chooses there as his best option


» 31 Aug 2017 08:55

£6m for Jota is an absolute joke, one of the best players in the league

If I was a Brentford fan I'd be furious


» 31 Aug 2017 08:59

Brentford appear to be in a bit of trouble financially. The plans for their new ground have been scaled back quite significantly and their owner has been talking about cutting back on financial risks. Suspect the sale may be somewhat forced, but given they sold Hogan for a decent sum not that long ago they must be a bit concerned.

 Kingsley Junior

» 31 Aug 2017 09:11

I'm really hoping this time we finally get Ian Royal. Every transfer window that goes by without us securing his arrival is a crushing blow and I can't take too many more of those.


» 31 Aug 2017 11:04

Selling Dave Royal was more of a crushing blow methinks.

 John Smith

» 31 Aug 2017 11:06

What happened to Clayton Donaldson? He seems to have disappeared...

Share this article: