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Alfa Semedo Signs For Season

05 October 2020
By Hob Nob Anyone?

Reading have completed the signing of Alfa Semedo from Benfica on a season long loan. The 23 year old midfielder arrives at Reading after spending last season on loan at Championship side Nottingham Forest where he had a mixture of starts and appearances off the bench. Semedo clocked up 26 appearances for Forest and scored two goals before a very short return to his parent club.

He signed his professional contract with Benfica in the summer of 2018 and has played 8 times for his club scoring once.

Paunovic describes the player as "strong, powerful, versatile, comfortable on the ball and full of energy." - which sounds like a postitive endorsement of his new signing as he aims to keep Reading at the right end of the table this season.

Meanwhile former Reading defender Chris Gunter who left when his contract expired in the summer looks set to sign for Charlton Athletic.

 

Discussion On This Story:

 Stranded

» 14 Sep 2020 07:53

According to Readingfcexclusives on that there Twitter - who is more often right than not:

Not heard a thing on Mendes but do know Reading are sorting out a loan deal for Alfa Semedo from Benfica

Played 24 times for Forest last year.

 Nameless

» 14 Sep 2020 07:59

So was the Semedo we had before the Beta Semedo and this one is an upgraded version with the bugs fixed ?

 Stranded

» 14 Sep 2020 08:46

Been picked up by everyone's favourite, I'm not a journalist anymore but still post like one Courtney Friday.

Would offer competition for Laurent and Rino in the more defensive CDM role and has Champ experience, potentially a good loan deal.

 Snowball

» 14 Sep 2020 08:57




It's Microsoft, so never fixed, sorry.

 Hound

» 14 Sep 2020 09:19

doesn't look like he was especially good last year, but would provide some cover

 linkenholtroyal

» 14 Sep 2020 09:50


Made 25 appearances in a team that got to the play offs he must be ok with the options they have at Forest so I am in.

 Stranded

» 14 Sep 2020 09:54



Pele was apparently pants at Forest but most fans would have taken him on permanently after his time here last season. Forest may just not have been the right fit for him.

 genome

» 14 Sep 2020 10:14



Yeah, I'm confused about this. Didn't he leave the Chronicle?

 Mid Sussex Royal

» 14 Sep 2020 10:45



Yeah, I'm confused about this. Didn't he leave the Chronicle?

I believe he did, but he still appears to have the contacts the others don't which is what journalism is all about

 paultheroyal

» 14 Sep 2020 11:31



Yeah, I'm confused about this. Didn't he leave the Chronicle?

I believe he did, but he still appears to use HNA which is what journalism is all about

Corrected for you.

 Nameless

» 14 Sep 2020 11:32



I believe he did, but he still appears to use HNA which is what journalism is all about

Corrected for you.


Has no one worked out who Courtney posts as on here !

 paultheroyal

» 14 Sep 2020 11:36



Corrected for you.


Has no one worked out who Courtney posts as on here !

With all the sitting on the fence, backtracking etc - Snowflake Royal was the favourite - it mirrors both styles!!! :-)


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