Reading Football Club News Feed: June 2021

Randell Williams: Hull City sign Exeter City midfielder

17 June 2021
By BBC Sport

Championship club Hull City sign Exeter City midfielder Randell Williams on a two-year deal.

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Connor Taylor: Bristol Rovers sign Stoke City defender on season-long loan

17 June 2021
By BBC Sport

Bristol Rovers sign Stoke City defender Connor Taylor on a season-long loan.

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Reading FC legend praises academy contribution

17 June 2021
By Chronicle

Reading FC academy manager and former Royals legend Michael Gilkes has said last season was a 'vast improvement' for the clubs academy.

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Dorsett, Bristow and other Reading players Paunovic will be keeping tabs on

17 June 2021
By getreading@reachplc.com (Jonathan Low)

With the senior Reading squad lacking in numbers, here is a closer look at some of the fringe players who will be eager to prove a point when they return for pre-season

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Reading handed potential transfer boost after Gillingham re-sign Max Ehmer

16 June 2021
By getreading@reachplc.com (Jonathan Low)

Reading reportedly had two bids turned down for Gillingham centre-back Jack Tucker during the January transfer window and have been given a boost should they wish to pursue their interest

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Bournemouth: Steve Cook 'will start a trend' after buying defibrillator for Sussex club

16 June 2021
By BBC Sport

Bournemouth defender Steve Cook "will start a trend" after paying for a defibrillator for a grassroots club in East Sussex.

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Former Reading FC transfer target linked with Premier League

16 June 2021
By Chronicle

A former Reading FC transfer target could be on the way to the Premier League, according to reports.

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Qualities ex Everton man Mo Besic could bring to Reading if he completes move

16 June 2021
By getreading@reachplc.com (Jonathan Low)

The former Everton midfielder was strongly linked with a move to Reading earlier this year and the chances of the transfer are now greater with the Bosnia international a free agent

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Oli McBurnie: Sheffield United striker will not face court action following street altercation

15 June 2021
By BBC Sport

Sheffield United and Scotland striker Oli McBurnie will not face court after video footage shows him involved in street altercation.

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Andre Dozzell: QPR sign midfielder from Ipswich Town

15 June 2021
By BBC Sport

Championship club Queens Park Rangers sign midfielder Andre Dozzell from Ipswich Town for an undisclosed fee.

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Allan Campbell: Luton Town sign Motherwell midfielder for undisclosed fee

15 June 2021
By BBC Sport

Luton Town sign midfielder Allan Campbell from Scottish Premiership side Motherwell for an undisclosed fee.

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Premier League footballer Lys Mousset fined after car crash

15 June 2021
By BBC Sport

The Sheffield United forward pleaded guilty after hitting two parked cars in his £350,000 supercar.

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Andreas Weimann: Bristol City forward signs new three-year contract

15 June 2021
By BBC Sport

Forward Andreas Weimann signs a new three-year contract with Championship side Bristol City.

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Andy Bernal recalls his wild Reading FC career and working with David Beckham

15 June 2021
By getreading@reachplc.com (Jonathan Low)

Former defender Andy Bernal has opened up on his career in a new book where he talks about his time at Reading on and off the field, working with David Beckham and more

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Xu Ke: West Brom chief executive bides time over new head coach as sporting director Luke Dowling leaves

14 June 2021
By BBC Sport

Chief executive Xu Ke says West Brom have "faced setbacks" in their hunt for a boss but they will not rush into a decision.

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Joel Piroe: Swansea City agree £1m fee for PSV Eindhoven striker

14 June 2021
By BBC Sport

Swansea City agree a fee of around £1m for PSV Eindhoven striker Joel Piroe.

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Reading FC announce record new shirt sponsorship deal

14 June 2021
By Chronicle

Reading FC have announced a new record-breaking shirt sponsorship deal.

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Reading FC's 2021/22 Championship fixtures release date plus other key info

14 June 2021
By getreading@reachplc.com (Jonathan Low)

All you need to know about the release date for the EFL fixtures in 2021/22 as Reading's Championship programme is mapped out

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Derby County: Scott Carson, Scott Malone and Florian Jozefzoon released by Championship club

14 June 2021
By BBC Sport

Keeper Scott Carson is to be released by Derby County while it emerges the Rams were prevented from extending Jack Marriott's deal.

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James Husband: Blackpool defender signs new two-year contract

14 June 2021
By BBC Sport

Blackpool defender James Husband signs a new two-year contract to remain with the newly-promoted Championship club.

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Reading announce record breaking deal with Select Car to be club's new sponsor

13 June 2021
By getreading@reachplc.com (Jonathan Low)

Reading-based Select Car Leasing will have its logo on the front of Royals players' shirts for the next three seasons

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Diego Rossi targeted by Tottenham and Everton after failed Reading transfer move

11 June 2021
By getreading@reachplc.com (Robert Warlow)

Reading FC were linked with a move to sign Los Angeles FC forward Diego Rossi in the January transfer window, but now he is wanted by Premier League sides Tottenham and Everton

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Alex Pearce: Millwall captain signs new contract

10 June 2021
By BBC Sport

Millwall captain Alex Pearce signs a new one-year contract with the Championship club.

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Kyle Joseph: Swansea City agree deal for Wigan Athletic striker

10 June 2021
By BBC Sport

Swansea City agree a four-year deal for Wigan Athletic striker Kyle Joseph.

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West Brom target David Wagner takes charge of Swiss champions Young Boys

10 June 2021
By BBC Sport

David Wagner is out of the running to succeed Sam Allardyce as West Brom manager as he takes charge of Swiss champions Young Boys.

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Dundee United managerial change could impact Marc McNulty transfer this summer

10 June 2021
By getreading@reachplc.com (Jonathan Low)

Royals' frontman is set to return to Reading FC for pre-season following his loan spell with Dundee United, although his future is uncertain with just a year left on his contract

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Liam Lindsay: Preston sign centre-back from Stoke City

09 June 2021
By BBC Sport

Preston North End sign defender Liam Lindsay from fellow Championship club Stoke City for an undisclosed fee.

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Reading FC plotting swoop for Colombian right-back

09 June 2021
By Chronicle

Reading are reportedly interested in signing 23-year-old Colombian right-back Esneyder Mena.

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Reading linked with move for Colombian defender dubbed 'next Alexander-Arnold'

09 June 2021
By getreading@reachplc.com (Jonathan Low)

Reading are yet to make a signing so far this summer but are being linked with a move for Colombian defender Esneyder Mena who plays for Deportivo Pasto in his homeland

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Two former Reading FC targets released by respective clubs

09 June 2021
By Chronicle

Two former Reading FC targets have been released by their respective clubs.

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Reading FC to welcome former manager back in pre-season

09 June 2021
By Chronicle

Reading FC have announced another pre-season fixture.

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Reading FC link up with mental health charity for 150th anniversary season

09 June 2021
By getreading@reachplc.com (Jonathan Low)

Reading FC have partnered with Reading-based charity No5 Young People for the upcoming 2021/22 campaign to help raise awareness of mental health and the charity's work

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Blackett, Gunter and Mannone and others released by Reading in 2020

09 June 2021
By getreading@reachplc.com (Jonathan Low)

Reading let nine first-team players depart the club last summer in a bid to cut the wage bill and trim the size of the squad - here's how they have got on since their exit

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West Brom: David Wagner the new frontrunner for manager's job

08 June 2021
By BBC Sport

David Wagner has emerged as the new frontrunner to succeed Sam Allardyce as West Brom manager.

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Free agent Scott Twine who was linked with Reading and Brentford joins MK Dons

08 June 2021
By getreading@reachplc.com (Jonathan Low)

Out-of-contract former Swindon Town midfielder Scott Twine had a number of clubs chasing his signature this summer but it is the Dons who have won the race to sign him

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Reading and Swansea 'transfer target' Virgil Misidjan finalising Eredivise move

08 June 2021
By getreading@reachplc.com (Jonathan Low)

Reading and Swansea had both been linked with a move for Dutch winger Virgil Misidjan who was a free agent this summer following his release by PEC Zwolle, but he appears to have found a new club

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Wycombe sign former Reading FC youngster in first summer signing

08 June 2021
By Chronicle

Wycombe Wanderers have completed their first signing of the summer as midfielder Olly Pendlebury pens a deal with the club.

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Reading academy graduate Olly Pendlebury signs for Wycombe Wanderers

08 June 2021
By getreading@reachplc.com (Jonathan Low)

Former Reading youth player Olly Pendlebury has completed a move to Gareth Ainsworth's Wycombe Wanderers following his release by Royals at the end of the 2020/21 season

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Devante Cole: Barnsley sign Motherwell striker on three-year deal

08 June 2021
By BBC Sport

Barnsley sign Motherwell striker Devante Cole on a three-year deal.

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Gunter and Adkins back at Reading FC as Royals host Charlton in friendly

08 June 2021
By getreading@reachplc.com (Jonathan Low)

The former Reading player and manager will return to Madejski Stadium with League One side Charlton in late July as Reading continue their preparations for the new season

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Blackpool sign defender Reece James, goalkeeper Daniel Grimshaw & striker Shayne Lavery

08 June 2021
By BBC Sport

Blackpool sign Doncaster's Reece James, Manchester City goalkeeper Daniel Grimshaw and Linfield striker Shayne Lavery.

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Paunovic and Dayong among figures set for busy summer as Reading eye transfers

08 June 2021
By getreading@reachplc.com (Jonathan Low)

A closer look at the team at Reading behind this summer's transfer dealings, with Royals boss Veljko Paunovic hoping to assemble a squad capable of pushing for promotion next season

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Mark Lawrenson: 'Robin Friday did not poo in my shoes'

08 June 2021
By getreading@reachplc.com (Hugh Fort)

The former defender and pundit recalls an infamous bust-up between the two in 1977

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Former Reading transfer target Connor Wickham a free agent after release

07 June 2021
By getreading@reachplc.com (Jonathan Low)

Connor Wickham, a transfer target for Reading last year and a former academy player with Royals, is now available on a free having been released by managerless Crystal Palace

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Championship odds: Bookies rate Reading FC's chances ahead of 21/22 season

07 June 2021
By Chronicle

Bookmakers have released their odds ahead of the 2021/22 season.

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Reading FC midfielder earns spot in PFA Team of the Season

07 June 2021
By Chronicle

Michael Olise has been recognised for his fantastic campaign for Reading by earning a spot in the PFA Championship team of the season.

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Michael Gilkes says Reading 'must be doing something right' after Richards' move

07 June 2021
By getreading@reachplc.com (Jonathan Low)

Reading academy graduate Richards has left the club after running down his contract at Madejski Stadium and has now signed for German giants Bayern Munich on a four-year deal

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Every player released by Reading FC's Championship rivals ahead of summer window

06 June 2021
By getreading@reachplc.com (Jonathan Low, Peter Smith)

Andre Ayew, Hal Robson-Kanu and Junior Hoilett are some of the big names who are free agents this summer having been released by Swanses City, West Brom and Cardiff

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Reading favourite Shane Long could make Championship move this summer

05 June 2021
By getreading@reachplc.com (Jonathan Low)

The Southampton striker has a year left on his contract at St Mary's Stadium but has fallen out of favour under Ralph Hasenhuttl and is likely to move on this summer

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Jefferson Lerma: Bournemouth midfielder decides not to appeal against six-game biting ban

04 June 2021
By BBC Sport

Bournemouth's Jefferson Lerma will not appeal his six-match ban for biting as he says he does not have confidence in the process.

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Marcus Bettinelli: Fulham goalkeeper in talks over new contract

04 June 2021
By BBC Sport

Goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli is in talks with Fulham over a new contract after the club's relegation from the Premier League.

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Reading handed transfer boost after midfielder Mo Besic is released by Everton

04 June 2021
By getreading@reachplc.com (Jonathan Low)

The 28-year-old Bosnian midfielder is one of four senior Everton players, along with Josh King, Theo Walcott and Yannick Bolasie, to have been released by the Merseyside club

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Joe Rankin-Costello: Blackburn youngster signs new deal

04 June 2021
By BBC Sport

Joe Rankin-Costello hopes to 'stay as long as possible' with Blackburn after signing a new three-year deal.

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Huddersfield Town: Former owner Dean Hoyle agrees repayment restructure

04 June 2021
By BBC Sport

Former Huddersfield owner Dean Hoyle agrees to restructure the repayment of £34m he is owed by the club.

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Ollie Turton: Huddersfield Town sign Blackpool right-back on two-year deal

04 June 2021
By BBC Sport

Huddersfield sign right-back Ollie Turton on a two-year deal after he rejects a new Blackpool contract.

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Swansea City: Andre Ayew to leave on free transfer but Wayne Routledge offered deal

04 June 2021
By BBC Sport

Record signing Andre Ayew will leave Swansea City on a free transfer when his contract expires this month.

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Robson-Kanu and McCleary among former Reading players who are free agents

04 June 2021
By getreading@reachplc.com (Jonathan Low)

Reading have let plenty of players leave for one reason or another over the years.

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Reading midfielder Michael Olise named in PFA Championship team of the year

03 June 2021
By getreading@reachplc.com (Jonathan Low)

Royals' teenage starlet Michael Olise has been rewarded for his superb season by being recognised by the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) in their top team for 2020/21

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Norwich City dominate with six players in PFA Championship team of the year

03 June 2021
By BBC Sport

Six Norwich City players are included in the Professional Footballers' Association Championship team of the year.

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Sorting out Tom McIntyre's future and other transfer priorities for Reading

03 June 2021
By getreading@reachplc.com (Jonathan Low)

The summer transfer window opens on Wednesday, June 9 and here is a more detailed look at what Reading manager Veljko Paunovic needs to do over the coming weeks

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Reading-born striker called up to represent Team GB at Olympics

03 June 2021
By Chronicle

Reading-born footballer Fran Kirby has been called up to represent Team GB at the Olympics this summer.

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Jay Fulton: Swansea midfielder to miss start of next season after Brentford red card

03 June 2021
By BBC Sport

Swansea City midfielder Jay Fulton will be suspended for the first three matches of next season after his sending off in the Championship play-off final.

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Reading's line-up next season if Paunovic signs Chuks Aneke and Neil Taylor

03 June 2021
By getreading@reachplc.com (Jonathan Low)

Reading have already been linked with several players for next season so here is a closer look at how the side could line up if boss Veljko Paunovic gets the deals over the line

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Charlie Austin: QPR re-sign striker from West Bromwich Albion

02 June 2021
By BBC Sport

Championship club Queens Park Rangers re-sign striker Charlie Austin on a free transfer from West Bromwich Albion.

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Reading FC rumour latest: Royals linked with shock swoop for former loanee

02 June 2021
By Chronicle

Alfa Semedo has been linked with a move back to the Madejski Stadium following a loan spell at the club during the 2020-21 campaign.

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Jefferson Lerma: Bournemouth midfielder gets six-game ban for biting

02 June 2021
By BBC Sport

Bournemouth midfielder Jefferson Lerma is banned for six games for biting Sheffield Wednesday forward Josh Windass.

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Sammy Ameobi and Michael Dawson among Nottingham Forest summer exits

02 June 2021
By BBC Sport

Nottingham Forest confirm Michael Dawson, Yuri Ribeiro, Sammy Ameobi and Samba Sow have left the club after contract expiries.

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Reading FC's Andy Yiadom called up by Ghana for Morocco and Ivory Coast fixtures

02 June 2021
By getreading@reachplc.com (Robert Warlow)

Andy Yiadom has been called up to the Ghana squad for their upcoming friendlies with Morocco and Ivory Coast, as the Reading FC full-back could feature in international football for the first time since 2019

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Reading's opponents confirmed for 2021/22 including Fulham and West Brom

02 June 2021
By getreading@reachplc.com (Jonathan Low)

The full make-up for the Championship has been confirmed following the play-off finals at Wembley and Reading have some exciting matches to look forward to in the coming months

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Reading are second in the Championship table based on minutes to U23 players

02 June 2021
By getreading@reachplc.com (Jonathan Low)

Reading finished seventh in the Championship table in 2020/21, but another table has them in second place based on the amount of minutes they gave to U23s players

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Imran Louza: Watford sign FC Nantes midfielder on five-year deal

01 June 2021
By BBC Sport

Watford sign promising French-Moroccan midfielder Imran Louza from FC Nantes for an undisclosed fee.

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Daryl Dike: Barnsley opt against permanent deal for USA international

01 June 2021
By BBC Sport

Barnsley turn down the option to sign striker Daryl Dike at the end of his loan spell, say parent club Orlando City.

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Reading are set to be allowed to make five subs in a game once again in 2021/22

01 June 2021
By getreading@reachplc.com (Jonathan Low)

The English Football League (EFL) is set to approve the ruling once again for the new Championship season which will allow sides to make up to five subs in a game

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Stoke City release Jordan Cousins but John Obi Mikel & James Chester stay

01 June 2021
By BBC Sport

Stoke City release midfielder Jordan Cousins while John Obi Mikel and centre-back James Chester will remain at the club.

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Every Reading FC transfer rumour rated so far including Olise and Taylor

01 June 2021
By getreading@reachplc.com (Jonathan Low)

It may well be the off season but that doesn't stop transfer rumours swirling around and there have already been some involving Reading FC ahead of the new Championship campaign

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Reading could generate £40m from player sales in summer transfer window

01 June 2021
By getreading@reachplc.com (Jonathan Low)

A number of star players could be moved on by Reading manager Veljko Paunovic as he aims to balance the books and freshen up the squad ahead of the new Championship season

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