Our Next Left Back?

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Our Next Left Back?

by Snowball » 19 May 2021 10:34

We are 99% Richards is gone (but did I miss the announcement?)

Curious who Nobbers think we should go for.

Does it have to be a free or an academy player, or can we spend maybe half a mill?

I can't remember Joe Jacobsen of Wycombe but he was Fans League Player of the Season 2019-2020
and has made the WhoScored Team of the season at Left Back.

Valued around 250K and would be on low wages.

Question 2

If Richards does transfer but we were offered him for a year on loan, should we take it or look to the future?

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Re: Our Next Left Back?

by Brogue » 19 May 2021 10:36

always been a fan of joe mattock, i think we should go for him

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Re: Our Next Left Back?

by tidus_mi2 » 19 May 2021 10:40

If we could get Richards back on loan I think we'd have to snap that offer up, with our limitations financially we are incredibly unlikely to get a better left back, that said I can't really see it happening, think Richards will be staying at Bayern as at least the back up option.

The Wycombe left back is a good shout. I'd certainly like a 1st team left back to come in with Bristow promoted to back up.

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Re: Our Next Left Back?

by Royal_jimmy » 19 May 2021 11:12

Not a very exciting one but what about Amari'i Bell at Blackburn?

Although I think we'll sign some wonder kid from abroad from someone like Athletico Madrid on loan until we find a permanent signing.

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Re: Our Next Left Back?

by morganb » 19 May 2021 11:25

There were some suggestions posted on Twitter recently

https://mobile.twitter.com/RFCLatest/st ... 7760195585


1) Nathanael Ogbeta - Shrewsbury Town:

Ogbeta, an England under-20 international, has earned himself a reputation of one of League Ones hottest prospects during his 25 appearances for Salop. Also picked up the clubs YPOTY award.

2) Ethan Bristow - Reading U23s:

Ethan has been the Royals left-back in cup matches this season. Has good vision, makes intelligent runs and has plenty of pace to go with it.

3) Ian Maatsen - Chelsea U23s:

The Chelsea youngster has been explosive down the left for Charlton this season. An excellent first full season as a professional, a player with lots of potential to grow.

4) Yuri Ribeiro - Free Agent:

The 24-year-old looks set to depart Nottingham Forest and would be a great addition. Has always looked a decent player who could push on some more for the Royals!
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5) Cohen Bramall - Lincoln City:

Recently made the step from League Two to League One and not looked out of place at all, blistering pace and a wand of a left foot on free kicks.

Also, from another thread - defender Connor Ogilvie who plays as a left back or centre back for Gillingham has now rejected a new contract offer to stay at the club, with Peterborough United & Reading interested in his signature this summer.

Then of course there is the "bring back Obita" crowd.


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Re: Our Next Left Back?

by WestYorksRoyal » 19 May 2021 12:04

morganb There were some suggestions posted on Twitter recently

https://mobile.twitter.com/RFCLatest/st ... 7760195585


1) Nathanael Ogbeta - Shrewsbury Town:

Ogbeta, an England under-20 international, has earned himself a reputation of one of League Ones hottest prospects during his 25 appearances for Salop. Also picked up the clubs YPOTY award.

2) Ethan Bristow - Reading U23s:

Ethan has been the Royals left-back in cup matches this season. Has good vision, makes intelligent runs and has plenty of pace to go with it.

3) Ian Maatsen - Chelsea U23s:

The Chelsea youngster has been explosive down the left for Charlton this season. An excellent first full season as a professional, a player with lots of potential to grow.

4) Yuri Ribeiro - Free Agent:

The 24-year-old looks set to depart Nottingham Forest and would be a great addition. Has always looked a decent player who could push on some more for the Royals!
RFC Latest

5) Cohen Bramall - Lincoln City:

Recently made the step from League Two to League One and not looked out of place at all, blistering pace and a wand of a left foot on free kicks.

Also, from another thread - defender Connor Ogilvie who plays as a left back or centre back for Gillingham has now rejected a new contract offer to stay at the club, with Peterborough United & Reading interested in his signature this summer.

Then of course there is the "bring back Obita" crowd.

All eminently sensible suggestions.

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Re: Our Next Left Back?

by Snowball » 19 May 2021 13:38

morganb There were some suggestions posted on Twitter recently

https://mobile.twitter.com/RFCLatest/st ... 7760195585


1) Nathanael Ogbeta - Shrewsbury Town:

Ogbeta, an England under-20 international, has earned himself a reputation of one of League Ones hottest prospects during his 25 appearances for Salop. Also picked up the clubs YPOTY award.

2) Ethan Bristow - Reading U23s:

Ethan has been the Royals left-back in cup matches this season. Has good vision, makes intelligent runs and has plenty of pace to go with it.

3) Ian Maatsen - Chelsea U23s:

The Chelsea youngster has been explosive down the left for Charlton this season. An excellent first full season as a professional, a player with lots of potential to grow.


4) Yuri Ribeiro - Free Agent:

The 24-year-old looks set to depart Nottingham Forest and would be a great addition. Has always looked a decent player who could push on some more for the Royals!
RFC Latest

5) Cohen Bramall - Lincoln City:

Recently made the step from League Two to League One and not looked out of place at all, blistering pace and a wand of a left foot on free kicks.

Also, from another thread - defender Connor Ogilvie who plays as a left back or centre back for Gillingham has now rejected a new contract offer to stay at the club, with Peterborough United & Reading interested in his signature this summer.

Then of course there is the "bring back Obita" crowd.



Is the Chelsea guy the one I read somewhere they can leave permanently for free but with Chelsea getting a big sell-on?

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Re: Our Next Left Back?

by Snowball » 19 May 2021 13:40

I think we need "explosive"

Watching Bournemouth v Brentford (or Norwich or Watford)
I felt they did everything quicker (and don't blame Ejaria, we just
seem to be generally more laid back than we should be)

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Re: Our Next Left Back?

by morganb » 19 May 2021 13:41

Snowball 3) Ian Maatsen - Chelsea U23s:

The Chelsea youngster has been explosive down the left for Charlton this season. An excellent first full season as a professional, a player with lots of potential to grow.





Is the Chelsea guy the one I read somewhere they can leave permanently for free but with Chelsea getting a big sell-on?[/quote]

Think that may be:

Chelsea will let Luke McCormick go on a free with a sell-on. Championship clubs showing interest.

https://mobile.twitter.com/RFCLatest/st ... 8438287361

Wiki:

Luke Philip McCormick (born 21 January 1999) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Chelsea.


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Re: Our Next Left Back?

by Hound » 19 May 2021 13:50

We were rumoured to be interested in Maatsen last year weren’t we?

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Re: Our Next Left Back?

by morganb » 19 May 2021 14:02

Hound We were rumoured to be interested in Maatsen last year weren’t we?


Yep.

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=187124&hilit=Maatsen

He eventually went on loan to Charlton last season (35 games, 1 goal)

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Re: Our Next Left Back?

by Royalwaster » 19 May 2021 14:19

Snowball We are 99% Richards is gone (but did I miss the announcement?)

Curious who Nobbers think we should go for.

Does it have to be a free or an academy player, or can we spend maybe half a mill?

I can't remember Joe Jacobsen of Wycombe but he was Fans League Player of the Season 2019-2020
and has made the WhoScored Team of the season at Left Back.

Valued around 250K and would be on low wages.

Question 2

If Richards does transfer but we were offered him for a year on loan, should we take it or look to the future?


This news item on the OS strangely says that OR was offered a new contract:

https://www.readingfc.co.uk/news/2021/m ... tures-new/

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Re: Our Next Left Back?

by morganb » 19 May 2021 14:28

Royalwaster
Snowball We are 99% Richards is gone (but did I miss the announcement?)

Curious who Nobbers think we should go for.

Does it have to be a free or an academy player, or can we spend maybe half a mill?

I can't remember Joe Jacobsen of Wycombe but he was Fans League Player of the Season 2019-2020
and has made the WhoScored Team of the season at Left Back.

Valued around 250K and would be on low wages.

Question 2

If Richards does transfer but we were offered him for a year on loan, should we take it or look to the future?


This news item on the OS strangely says that OR was offered a new contract:

https://www.readingfc.co.uk/news/2021/m ... tures-new/


Think this is related to getting compensation for a club-trained player. If no contract was offered then no compo will be given. If he goes abroad then compensation will be less than if he moved to an English club.


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Re: Our Next Left Back?

by Lower West » 21 May 2021 20:18

tidus_mi2 If we could get Richards back on loan I think we'd have to snap that offer up, with our limitations financially we are incredibly unlikely to get a better left back, that said I can't really see it happening, think Richards will be staying at Bayern as at least the back up option.



Champions League standard? Some way short I'd say.

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