UK time is: 05:21:55
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

'Arry Looking to Nick Shorey

Not content with the surprise swoop for Reading legend Glen Little, Harry Redknapp has now set his sights on England full-back Nicky Shorey.

Despite not making a formal transfer request, Shorey has made no secret of his desire to leave the club and spent much of last season sulking after not being allowed to move to West Ham.

After a poor season, interest in Shorey has begun to wane, but it seems Pompey are ready to take a gamble on the full-back twice capped by England.

Redknapp said, 'Nicky Shorey is a player I like. He's a good player and a good footballer.

'We're looking for players who would give us something a bit different and he would do that. He would give us something different to Hermann Hreidarsson. Having said that, Hermann did a fantastic job for us and was brilliant for me.

'But we are going to need a squad and we are going to need cover. We are going to be playing more games than ever next season and it's going to be a lot tougher for us.`

It won`t come as a shock to Reading fans if Shorey does leave, but with Little already gone and Harper and Sonko seemingly on their way out, the rebuilding process at the Madejski Stadium could be more of a challenge than initially anticipated.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Chris Kitley Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday June 25 2008

Time: 1:45PM

Your Comments

Portsmouth have looked a good side over the last couple of seasons, and I have always enjoyed watching there progress, especially under Harry Redknapp, there is no doubt that Nicky Shorey would add to that team, and it is clear that Reading is going to be a treasure chest for premiership teams this summer. I mean there is Doyle, Shorey, Lita, Kitson, Hannemahn (or however you spell it). Pompey could also get Hannemahn (or however you spell it) as cover, and long term replacement to David James, because he is a quality 'keeper.
Just-an-Ipswich-fan
I don't mind if he goes, his heart was clearly not in it last season after his brief stint in the england Squad. Only if we get a decent return on him going! Maybe a team like Portsmouth would help his attacking nature.
MASTER-RFC
If Nick or any other Reading Zero to Hero wants to leave, let them, Steve needs committed players to get us back into the premiership..
Robertski
'greed. It makes me laugh the likes of Harper and Shorey not wanting to play in the c'ship, they should remember where they came from. Kitson linked to a 2.5mill move is an absolute joke, it Darren Bent went for 15m or whatever it was, then Kits is at least worth 10! I just want the players who are leaving to hurry up and leave so we can start rebuilding the squad.
uroyals
I think everyone in football apart from Spurs knew that Bent was only worth a very small fraction of that. Whats happening with your keeper Hannerman?
dazza71
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Reading Articles

Another player set for injury lay-off (Wednesday July 23 2014)

The Championship 2014/15 - Blackpool (Wednesday July 23 2014)

Former Royals striker retires (Tuesday July 22 2014)

Adkins gives Yeovil assessment (Sunday July 20 2014)

New club captain announced (Sunday July 20 2014)

Royals draw in second friendly (Saturday July 19 2014)

Potential loan targets - Wingers (Saturday July 19 2014)

Archived Reading Articles

List All Vital Reading Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
16. Middlesbrough 0 0 0 0 0 0
17. Millwall 0 0 0 0 0 0
18. Norwich 0 0 0 0 0 0
19. Reading 0 0 0 0 0 0
20. Rotherham 0 0 0 0 0 0
21. Sheff Wed 0 0 0 0 0 0
22. Watford 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

What will it take to sign a player
Blackpool : 24/07/2014 00:51:00
RUFC - Rayns Pleased With Win
Rotherham : 23/07/2014 23:08:00
Millers Beat Forest In Friendly
Rotherham : 23/07/2014 22:50:00
McCarthy Happy With Colchester Improvement
Ipswich : 23/07/2014 22:21:00
Colchester 0-3 Ipswich
Ipswich : 23/07/2014 22:17:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

What area do we need to strengthen most?
Suggested By:  Josh
Goalkeeper 8%
Defence 7%
Midfield 7%
Attack 78%