Vital Football

Latest Reading FC News

Reading to try luck with Defoe?

Reading to try luck with Defoe?

Reading could be tempted to make an ambitious offer for Tottenham striker Jermaine Defoe, according to The Metro.

The 29-year old forward is keen to play regular football in the final years of his career and Brian McDermott would be able to guarantee Defoe this. The England international is behind in the pecking order to Emmanuel Adebayor and Louie Saha, with Spurs reportedly keen to sign another striker this summer.

However, Defoe's wages would be a notable barrier to his move but could agree a share of this with Tottenham. The former Pompey striker has only made 11 starts for Spurs in the league this season and has become frustrated at his lack of starting opportunities at White Hart Lane. Other strikers that the Royals have been linked with are Icelandic striker Bjorn Sigardsson and Burnley's Jay Rodriguez.

Join The Vital Debate



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

Writer:Josh
Date:Saturday May 12 2012
Time: 1:50PM

Comments

0
Certainly needs first team football, he is too good for the bench.
The Fear
12/05/2012 16:22:00
0
What does it say about the pedigree of Jermaine Defoe that those associated with him are recently promoted clubs, or mid-to-lower Premier League sides?
enormenuez
12/05/2012 16:58:00
0
I am a massive fan of Defoe and would very much welcome this move. One of the most lethal finishers in this country, even though he is starting to lose that inch of pace he had a few years ago. Still has to be in the Euro 2012 squad imo.
Y19-Royal
12/05/2012 17:27:00
0
Are you sure you want him, its a lot of money just for a striker, promoted clubs need investment in their defence and you can bet that levy will want a large sum for him
spursnoob
12/05/2012 18:01:00
0
If we were to get him, it would most likely be a loan. But again, then wages would be a notable barrier.
Y19-Royal
12/05/2012 18:37:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Brook Not on the Slide

Recent Reading Articles

Confident Swift Has No Chelsea Regrets

Swift, an FA Youth Cup winner at Chelsea, could have stayed with the Premier League champions, who wanted to keep him, but after loan success at Brentford he wanted first team football.

Talking points with Wembley seven days away

As we prepare for our biggest game in over five years in just seven days` time, we take a look at the main talking points heading into the play-off final against Huddersfield

Championship Play Off Final Details (2016/17)

Details for the Championship Play Off Final at Wembley Stadium between Huddersfield Town and Reading have now been confirmed.

Referee Selected For Championship Play Off Final

The Football League have now confirmed that referee Neil Swarbrick will take charge of the Championship Play Off Final between Huddersfield Town and Reading.

Archived Vital Reading Articles

Vital Reading articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Reading
Write For Vital Reading
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Play-Off Final - Reading v Huddersfield
Suggested By:
Reading win0%
Huddersfield win0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Newcastle 46 29 7 10 94 45
P Brighton 46 28 9 9 93 34
3 Reading 46 26 7 13 85 4
4 Sheff Wed 46 24 9 13 81 15
5 Huddersfield 46 25 6 15 81 -2
6 Fulham 46 22 14 10 80 28
7 Leeds Utd 46 22 9 15 75 14
8 Norwich 46 20 10 16 70 16
9 Derby County 46 18 13 15 67 4
10 Brentford 46 18 10 18 64 10
11 Preston 46 16 14 16 62 1
12 Cardiff 46 17 11 18 62 -1
13 Aston Villa 46 16 14 16 62 -1
14 Barnsley 46 15 13 18 58 -3
15 Wolves 46 16 10 20 58 -4
16 Ipswich 46 13 16 17 55 -10
17 Bristol City 46 15 9 22 54 -6
18 Q.P.R. 46 15 8 23 53 -14
19 Birmingham 46 13 14 19 53 -19
20 Burton 46 13 13 20 52 -14
21 Forest 46 14 9 23 51 -10
R Blackburn 46 12 15 19 51 -12
R Wigan 46 10 12 24 42 -17
R Rotherham 46 5 8 33 23 -58
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Reading Results (view all)

Write for Vital Football