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Bodvarsson Leaves For Millwall

12 July 2019
By Hob Nob Anyone?

Reading's mission to reduce the squad, reduce the wages and also get some much needed money into the club continued today with the sale of Jon Dadi Bodvarsson to Championship side Millwall. Bodvarsson had a year left to run on his contract with the Royals after signing from Wolves in the summer of 2017, and the club took the decision to cash in while there was still some value left in the player. It is reported that the Royals received 750,000 pounds from the sale of Bodvarsson - a significant amount of money as we fight financial issues.

Bodvarsson's time at Reading was hampered by injury and not always being given a place in the starting eleven. Out of his 56 appearances for the Royals 25 were from the bench - but he still came up with the goods. When he did get minutes on the pitch he worked hard, impressed, and scored goals - a total of 17 during his time at the club. Reading fans will be sorry to see him leave.

The first team squad is already much smaller with a long list of players that have already left this summer and just the one incoming loan signing so far. The departing players list is still expected to grow before the new season kicks-off next month:

Players Signed

  • Joao Virginia (Everton - 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)


Discussion On This Story:


» 12 Jul 2019 09:54

Bodvarsson's 750k move to Millwall expected to be completed today he can join them on their pre-season tour.


» 12 Jul 2019 11:02

great news. Sad to see him go, but again if it starts freeing up funds to bring in new players, then hopefully will go through asap


» 12 Jul 2019 11:07

En route home from our final game of last season I heard Bod being interviewed. You could tell he was really down at not even making the squad for that game. I got the impression he knew his time was up. He is a thoroughly decent guy and after such a promising start last season it was a shame that injuries took over.

I wish him well.

 From Despair To Where?

» 12 Jul 2019 11:16

Bad was a hard working and honest player in a squad where too many couldn't be arsed and a decent bloke by all accounts.

I wish him well.


» 12 Jul 2019 11:25

This deeply saddens me. I honestly thought he would be a plan b for us or even start games where we know we maybe on the back foot and need a hold up player or a bigger ariel threat.


» 12 Jul 2019 11:50


 Snowflake Royal

» 12 Jul 2019 12:48

Criminally under used by Stam. Decent player, sadly held back by injuries. He'd be a good second choice, but with Nova coming through and Meite able to move in from the wing, probably best to shift him and help afford Oliveira, who is technically much better.


» 12 Jul 2019 13:17

I honestly cant see us getting Oliveira, unless he just cant find a club, which would be an advantage as we might get him as a bargain bin price at the last minute, but that is a bit of a gamble that that scenario happens.


» 12 Jul 2019 13:23

definitely one of the more likeable players of the last couple of seasons was Bod. Will have fond memories

 Maneki Neko

» 12 Jul 2019 13:43

agreed. was top scorer when jose came in, but was pretty clear he wasn't fancied, style wise.
good luck to the Dadi

edit- in fact he was the top scorer for the club for the duration of his time here, so can feel a little hard done by tbh


» 12 Jul 2019 13:55

Good luck to him. Right move for both parties. Hopefully Millwall do well by him.

I reckon he had a good attitude so hopefully he can cement a place in the Millwall team.

We were never a club who particularly excelled at corners while he was here (or ever?) But Jake Cooper might welcome another tall man in the box this season.


» 12 Jul 2019 14:00

Having just seen his welcome video - he looks incredibly happy to be there.

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