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Miazga Returns For The Season

24 July 2019
By Hob Nob Anyone?

Chelsea defender Matt Miazga will be back in a Reading shirt for the new season after the clubs agreed to start a new season long loan. Miazga arrived at Reading in January this year and went on to make a big impression, playing a key part in Reading's up turn in form to avoid relegation. He went on to make 18 league starts for the Royals before the end of the season. After a brief return to Chelsea he immediately returns to Reading and will be set to be first choice in defence as Reading look to build on last season's finish.

Players Signed

  • Joao Virginia (Everton - Loan)
  • Michael Morrison (Released by Birmingham - Free)
  • Charlie Adam (Released by Stoke City - Free)
  • Matt Miazga (Chelsea - Loan)

Departing Players

  • Jon Dadi Bodvarsson (Millwall)
  • Liam Kelly (Feyenoord)
  • Joey van den Berg (NEC Nijmegen)
  • Anssi Jaakkola (Bristol Rovers)
  • Danzell Gravenberch (released)
  • Paul McShane (released)
  • John O'Shea (retired)
  • Callum Harriott (released)
  • George Legg (released)
  • Matt Miazga (end of loan)
  • Lewis Baker (end of loan)
  • Saeid Ezatolahi (end of loan)
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    Discussion On This Story:

     WoodleyRoyal

    » 22 Jul 2019 12:58

    our friend Courtney has said we have put in a loan bid for him - cant see it after signing Morrison

    Courtney Friday
    @ChronCourtney
    Hat back on...I’m also told #readingfc have made an approach to re-sign Matt Miazga on loan. Also being tracked by a Turkish side. Reports of Fiorentina bid are ‘inaccurate’. Think they have enough cover imo and would put MacIntyre in trouble first-team wise. Watch this space...

     Nameless

    » 22 Jul 2019 13:11



    McIntyre would go out on loan, no 2 ways. A season playing in Holland or Germany would be a really good move for him, certainly better than being 4th choice here.

     WoodleyRoyal

    » 22 Jul 2019 13:18

    just can't see it happening. surely Morrison would have been given assurances he will be first choice here prior to signing? he had a contract offer from brum albeit 1 year compared to our offer of two. He was a stalwart for them, and a first name on their team sheet. Why would he choose to turn them down to come here as a 3rd choice CB?

     Nameless

    » 22 Jul 2019 13:24



    Because we sign Miazaga then sell Moore for £10 million ?
    Or we're not daft enough to offer anyone 'assurances' of anything.
    At Morrison's age a 2 year deal will easily trump a 1 year one anyway.

     3points

    » 22 Jul 2019 13:28



    Because we sign Miazaga then sell Moore for £10 million ?
    Or we're not daft enough to offer anyone 'assurances' of anything.
    At Morrison's age a 2 year deal will easily trump a 1 year one anyway.
    Part of the centre back trading circle

    Maguire to Utd, Dunk to Leicester and Moore to Brighton. Reckon we could squeeze £20m out of Brighton now if Dunk is worth £45m and Maguire £80m

     M U R T Y

    » 22 Jul 2019 13:42

    Or planning for 3 at the back?

     Nameless

    » 22 Jul 2019 13:52



    Because we sign Miazaga then sell Moore for £10 million ?
    Or we're not daft enough to offer anyone 'assurances' of anything.
    At Morrison's age a 2 year deal will easily trump a 1 year one anyway.
    Part of the centre back trading circle

    Maguire to Utd, Dunk to Leicester and Moore to Brighton. Reckon we could squeeze £20m out of Brighton now if Dunk is worth £45m and Maguire £80m

    Presumably Birmingham then get a young United CB on loan to complete the circle?

     Denver Royal

    » 22 Jul 2019 14:42


    Because we sign Miazaga then sell Moore for £10 million ?
    Don't be stealing my thoughts. :wink:
    That would be very tidy and would balance the books nicely.
    And if we don't get Miazga across the line, I'd sign Ben Henaghan if still available.
    Morrison being talked up in here, and if we stick with Moore, can't wait to see how they compare.
    Is Moore 10mil times better than Morrison? We'll find out. Or, maybe we won't. :P

     WestYorksRoyal

    » 22 Jul 2019 14:59

    I'd be delighted to get him back; I actually think our squad looks alright at CB but when you get a chance to sign a player of this calibre you take it.

    If it doesn't work out, no need to bring in Heneghan or anybody else. If it does happen, McIntyre should go out on loan for the year.

     One87One

    » 22 Jul 2019 15:50

    Depends on how much Chelsea will want us to contribute to his wages. They did us a solid in January. It’s a big ask to hope they do so again.

     KentRoyal

    » 22 Jul 2019 16:21

    Just thought I’d say that Morrison can play rb so Yiadom on the left and Morro on the right?

     Hound

    » 22 Jul 2019 16:39



    works both ways. Suspect we had to play him, if he'd been useless, we'd still had to play him. Unlikely to be the same deal this time round i'd have thought


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