Rumour - Umaro Embalo and Goncalo Borges

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Rumour - Umaro Embalo and Goncalo Borges

by morganb » 04 Oct 2020 19:46

Lumping these together in one post for now - For those of you not on Twitter, that man Eddie saying:

https://mobile.twitter.com/EddieRFC7/st ... 1465937920

I’m told it’s been a busy day at #ReadingFC. Apparently the club are putting offers on the table for multiple players, a bit of a panic with one day left internationally. Umaro Embalo and Goncalo Borges are both on the list of wingers mentioned earlier.

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by Pepe the Horseman » 04 Oct 2020 20:13

Think it's smart trying to bring in talented youngsters who won't have any expectations of starting every game. Bulls up the squad without rocking the boat.

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by Sutekh » 05 Oct 2020 13:51

Isn’t Umaro Embalo the president of Guinea-Bissau?

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by WestYorksRoyal » 05 Oct 2020 14:00


Almost as good as Danny Loader's U23 highlights reel.


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by From Despair To Where? » 05 Oct 2020 14:39



Accompanied by shit, generic EDM. Its a no from me. :wink:

Apparently Man Utd had a £4m bid for Embalo rejected in 2017 when he was 16

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by CountryRoyal » 05 Oct 2020 14:44

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Accompanied by shit, generic EDM. Its a no from me. :wink:

Apparently Man Utd had a £4m bid for Embalo rejected in 2017 when he was 16


A year later Leipzig had a £20m offer accepted only for the agent to get him to turn it down.

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by TiagoIlori » 05 Oct 2020 15:12

Portuguese media have picked up on Borges but insist nothing has been finalised. Nothing on Embalo. Exclusives has heard nothing about either, although perhaps as it is deadline day they stress it doesn’t mean it won’t happen.

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by Pepe the Horseman » 05 Oct 2020 16:55

According to ya man Eddie: #ReadingFC ‘s talks with Benfica over Umaro Embalo have broken down, they wanted guaranteed first team football for the winger; not something we could offer.

Good to see we're not guaranteeing anyone a start.


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by morganb » 05 Oct 2020 17:01

Eddie continues:

Reading are doing everything possible to sign a winger before 11 tonight. There are about 4 names left on the list. A new winger, who plays for sporting has emerged as a key target, along with Goncalo.

Bruno Tavares and Elvis Balde are believed to be on the list

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by Sutekh » 05 Oct 2020 17:37

morganb Eddie continues:

Reading are doing everything possible to sign a winger before 11 tonight. There are about 4 names left on the list. A new winger, who plays for sporting has emerged as a key target, along with Goncalo.

Bruno Tavares and Elvis Balde are believed to be on the list



Are Reading working their way through the Guinea-Bissau young players’ directory?

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by Zip » 05 Oct 2020 17:46

I remember under Adkins when we didn’t sign anyone on the final day of the window.......just sayin.

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by From Despair To Where? » 05 Oct 2020 17:57

I remember under Steve Clarke, we signed every reserve winger in Iberia on deadline day and what a crock of shite that season was.


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Re: Rumour - Umaro Embalo and Goncalo Borges

by alfie9 » 05 Oct 2020 22:07

Eddie says Borges deal is off over future fee dispute.

I honestly wouldn't mind not signing a winger. With Ejaria Olise Meite + motivated Aluko we aren't short of options. GP and Baldock as panic options, sounds like Esteves could be pushed up to wing as well. Like Pauno said, we shouldn't sign players for the sake of it.

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by Zip » 05 Oct 2020 22:34

We also shouldn’t sign players for over the odds. Still time to bring in a winger over the next week or so. We have two additions in the past couple of days so the squad should be fine for the Boro game.

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by Notts Royal » 06 Oct 2020 14:24

Jacob Murphy on loan from Newcastle potentially? Always been a good player at this level

Personally thought Meite & Olise played very well as the wide options last week - you don’t need out and out wingers to be successful at the level necessarily. Aluko is also a backup option from the bench.

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by Pepe the Horseman » 06 Oct 2020 14:41

Notts Royal Jacob Murphy on loan from Newcastle potentially? Always been a good player at this level

Personally thought Meite & Olise played very well as the wide options last week - you don’t need out and out wingers to be successful at the level necessarily. Aluko is also a backup option from the bench.

Think Bruce has said Murphy won't be going out on loan. Atsu could be a good shout.

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by TiagoIlori » 06 Oct 2020 15:06

Looking around our best options are Anthony Gordon or Ian Poveda. Having a feeling we’ll be looking at a free agent going off that.

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by linkenholtroyal » 06 Oct 2020 16:12

Nathan Broadhead or Josh Bowler might not be a bad shout from Everton.Both played well for Burton and Hull respectively last year.
Andre Green is another who is a free agent but there maybe severance cost from Villa.

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Re: Rumour - Umaro Embalo and Goncalo Borges

by CountryRoyal » 06 Oct 2020 17:25

Gray from Leicester?

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