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Rumour - free agents

by morganb » 15 Oct 2020 17:23

Via that guy Eddie: https://mobile.twitter.com/EddieRFC7/st ... 2609830922

In understand that Borini (winger), Jack Wilshere, Asamoah, Strinich ( left back) and Watmore are all free agents that #ReadingFC have been offered/ have spoken too. Andre Green is another but he looks set to join another club.

And from: https://mobile.twitter.com/MattJoy96/st ... 7292255232

On transfers: "We have 3 spots on our senior roster, anything can happen. I've been approached by a couple of very interesting players who're free agents. I know players will be eager to find options - we may be a good destination."

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by Zip » 15 Oct 2020 17:33

I really wouldn’t want Wilshere at the club.

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by morganb » 15 Oct 2020 17:40

The follow up tweet was:

Don’t read too much into these, most of them would just be a case of the agent getting in contact with the club. Thought I’d get it out there with the gaffer talking about free agents.

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by Pepe the Horseman » 15 Oct 2020 17:45

Zip I really wouldn’t want Wilshere at the club.

Yeh agreed. Big wages, injury prone, billy big bollocks. Exactly the type of player we should be avoiding.

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by Zip » 15 Oct 2020 18:08

Pepe the Horseman
Zip I really wouldn’t want Wilshere at the club.

Yeh agreed. Big wages, injury prone, billy big bollocks. Exactly the type of player we should be avoiding.


Very much so.


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by linkenholtroyal » 15 Oct 2020 20:20

Green, Watmore and Irvine please and job done

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by TiagoIlori » 15 Oct 2020 20:59

Borini is the only semi realistic one I’d consider from that list.

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by Zip » 15 Oct 2020 21:11

TiagoIlori Borini is the only semi realistic one I’d consider from that list.


I wouldn’t say he was a winger though.

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by TiagoIlori » 15 Oct 2020 22:07

Zip
TiagoIlori Borini is the only semi realistic one I’d consider from that list.


I wouldn’t say he was a winger though.

I think he might work in the system we have since we let our wingers stay narrow. But if we’re after creativity rather than an end product he’s definitely not the answer.


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by bcubed » 16 Oct 2020 00:16

Pepe the Horseman
Zip I really wouldn’t want Wilshere at the club.

Yeh agreed. Big wages, injury prone, billy big bollocks. Exactly the type of player we should be avoiding.


Might bring in the crowds though

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by URZZZZ » 16 Oct 2020 00:57

I’d perhaps take Wilshere on a pay as you play contract, as he obviously still has certain qualities

Borini is another decent player but not quite sure where he’d fit in. Too many players in recent years bought for the sake of it and not really fitted in anywhere. Would prefer a natural winger personally

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by Pepe the Horseman » 16 Oct 2020 07:30

Can free agents sign at anytime? Or do they have to be done today too?

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by Zip » 16 Oct 2020 08:13

Pepe the Horseman Can free agents sign at anytime? Or do they have to be done today too?


Any time.


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by Hound » 16 Oct 2020 08:55

but I'm guessing many will be snapped up over the next day or so as teams get their squads sorted

talking of free agents, slightly surprised McCleary hasn't gone anywhere yet. Still expecting him to turn up at Oxford pretty soon

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by Pepe the Horseman » 16 Oct 2020 09:15

Hound but I'm guessing many will be snapped up over the next day or so as teams get their squads sorted

talking of free agents, slightly surprised McCleary hasn't gone anywhere yet. Still expecting him to turn up at Oxford pretty soon

Or Charlton :?

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by paultheroyal » 16 Oct 2020 09:30

Surely McCleary at Charlton is a given is it not? Obita, still clubless?

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by WoodleyRoyal » 16 Oct 2020 09:37

Marriapa offered to us apparently #twitter rumour

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by Stranded » 16 Oct 2020 09:58

WoodleyRoyal Marriapa offered to us apparently #twitter rumour


Almost every free agent will have been offered to us at some point. 34 now and pretty well stocked at the back so hope it was a polite thanks but no thanks.

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by Royalwaster » 16 Oct 2020 10:50

WoodleyRoyal Marriapa offered to us apparently #twitter rumour


Marriapa is still a very good player ... but we just don't need anyone in that position.

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by WestYorksRoyal » 16 Oct 2020 11:05

URZZZZ I’d perhaps take Wilshere on a pay as you play contract, as he obviously still has certain qualities

Borini is another decent player but not quite sure where he’d fit in. Too many players in recent years bought for the sake of it and not really fitted in anywhere. Would prefer a natural winger personally

I think pretty much every window we're linked with a player with a bad injury record, and somebody chimes in that they could accept a pay as you play, which never ever comes to pass.

Are there any serious precedents? Looking from Wilshere's perspective, a bigger Championship club or SPL may be bold enough to offer a proper contract based upon his undoubted ability. Our pay as you play offer wouldn't see the light of day.

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