UK time is: 12:11:12
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Shorey Signs For Villa

Following a medical, as reported earlier, England international Nicky Shorey has signed for Aston Villa for an undisclosed fee believed to be in the region of 4million.

Shorey has signed a three-year deal with Villa and will link up with former team-mate Steve Sidwell.

A host of clubs including Sunderland and Portsmouth had been battling for Shorey's signature, but the ex-Leyton Orient man chose Villa.

Royals boss Steve Coppell has expressed his desire to bring in a replacement for Shorey and a deal could be done tomorrow, no word yet on who the replacement will be.

Whoever does replace Shorey has some big boots to fill following the full backs seven year stint at the Royals, where he made nearly 300 appearances.

His final season with the Royals was a poor one with his mind obviously on a move. Despite leaving on a slightly sour note, Shorey has cemented his place in Reading history, not only as part of the record breaking Championship winning team, but as the finest left back Reading have ever had.

We at Vital Reading wish Nicky all the best in the future and hope that he gets the warm reception he deserves if and when he returns to the Madejski Stadium.

Good luck Nicky and goodbye.




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




Join the FREE Telegraph Championship Fantasy Football League!

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

The Journalist

Writer: Chris Kitley Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday August 7 2008

Time: 6:26PM

Your Comments

Gd luck Nicky, shame u had a shocker last year!!
uroyals
Gooe servant to the club but was crap last year, right time to sell to get a fresh face in the squad!
MASTER-RFC
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Reading Articles

Team news: Reading vs Watford (Friday December 19 2014)

Midfield duo return to Royals training (Thursday December 18 2014)

Clarke: We can spend in January (Thursday December 18 2014)

Opposition view - West Brom fan on Clarke (Wednesday December 17 2014)

Twitter reaction to Clarke as manager (Wednesday December 17 2014)

Clarke appointment confirmed! (Tuesday December 16 2014)

Reading expecting appointment today (Tuesday December 16 2014)

Adkins gone! (Monday December 15 2014)

Royals avoid FFP embargo (for now) (Monday December 15 2014)

Archived Reading Articles

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

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Birmingham 6 - 1 Reading
Reading 0 - 0 Bolton
Norwich 1 - 2 Reading
Cardiff 2 - 1 Reading
Reading 0 - 1 Charlton
Reading 3 - 0 Rotherham

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. Sheff Wed 21 6 10 5 -1 28
14. Fulham 21 7 4 10 -8 25
15. Birmingham 21 6 7 8 -9 25
16. Reading 21 7 4 10 -10 25
17. Huddersfield 21 6 6 9 -11 24
18. Leeds Utd 21 6 5 10 -7 23
19. Millwall 21 5 8 8 -8 23

Breaking League News

Rochdale v Forest FA Cup 3rd Round Tickets!
Forest : 19/12/2014 11:47:00
The 12th Man - Jingle Bells To That
Wigan : 19/12/2014 11:34:00
Rate The Ref: Blackpool away
Bournemouth : 19/12/2014 11:33:00
Howe: We have a difficult festive campaign
Bournemouth : 19/12/2014 11:04:00
Francis: Blackpool away is a banana skin
Bournemouth : 19/12/2014 10:58:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

When fully fit, who would you prefer up front?
Suggested By:  Josh
Glenn Murray 51%
Pavel Pogrebnyak 14%
Neither - buy a new striker in January 35%