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John O'Shea Agrees Move To Reading

07 June 2018
By Hob Nob Anyone?

Reading have agreed the signing of defender John O'Shea, who will complete his move from Sunderland when his contract expires this summer. O'Shea is Reading third summer signing, and like midfielder David Meyler and full back Andy Yiadom he will also arrive at Reading on a free transfer after failing to agree a new contract at his existing club. Thirty-seven year old O'Shea appears to looking for a final chance at Championship level after Sunderland were relegated to League One at the end of the season. He recently retired from International football, playing his last match for the Republic of Ireland last weekend. He played the first 33 minutes to earn his 118th cap for Ireland as they defeated the United States 2-1.

Opinion is split on the signing of a player at the end of his career who has been involved in consecutive relegations with Sunderland. However there is no doubt, as Reading manager Paul Clement points out, that "John has played and won at the very highest level". After retiring from International duty, O'Shea has signed a one year contract at Reading and will be hoping to make a final impact after an impressive career with Manchester United and Sunderland. From 1999 to 2011 he made 256 appearances for United, scoring ten goals, and played in every position for the club. In the summer of 2011 he moved to Sunderland for an undisclosed fee and went on to record a further 226 appearances - the vast majority in the Premier League.


Discussion On This Story:


» 03 Jun 2018 22:46

No I’m not on the windup

 From Despair To Where?

» 03 Jun 2018 23:07

Not sure what he could really offer playing wise beyond cover but with a view to doing his badges and joining the coaching staff, it could make sense.


» 03 Jun 2018 23:12

I have no words.


» 03 Jun 2018 23:40

You just wrote four right there

 Jackson Corner

» 03 Jun 2018 23:58

We just need a Burton centre half to complete the lousy trinity.


» 04 Jun 2018 00:44

 Old Man Andrews

» 04 Jun 2018 07:02

As a player or a coach or a tea boy this would be one of the worst signings ever made by Reading Football Club. The guy is a known loser and a complete has-been.


» 04 Jun 2018 07:06

Certainly a strange one. Guessing it’s more about having him as coach than a player

 Simon's Church

» 04 Jun 2018 07:44

Genuinely quite excited to see this team next season :

Gunter oshea mcshane blackett
Aluko Edwards vdb popa
Kermorgant bodvarsson


» 04 Jun 2018 08:47

I thought you were serious, and then I noticed Blackett in the squad.

:lol: good one m8


» 04 Jun 2018 09:17

ha, a known loser who has over 400 prem appearances (and nearly 400 for Man U in all comps) and 100 internationals. Wish I was as much of a loser as that.

agree on the has-been bit though

 Old Man Andrews

» 04 Jun 2018 09:18

ha, a known loser who has over 400 prem appearances and 100 internationals. Wish I was as much of a loser as that.

More of a reference to his recent relegations with Sunderland......

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