Vital Football

Latest Reading FC News

Royals boss speaks of Sigurdsson disappointment

Royals boss speaks of Sigurdsson disappointment

Reading manager Brian McDermott has revealed his 'heart break' of losing Gylfi Sigurdsson two years ago to Hoffenheim.

The Royals academy graduate broke into the first team in 2009 under former boss Brendan Rodgers, but enjoyed his best football under the 51-year old at the Madejski Stadium. Gylfi then moved to German side Hoffenheim in a £8 million move, before completing a move to Tottenham over the summer, following a successful loan spell at Swansea.

Speaking to Jonny Fordham of the Evening Post, McDermott said: 'The deal was a good one for us but I remember at the time, personally, it broke my heart to see him walk out the door. Gylfi is such a good guy and we have great relationships with Gylfi and his family. To see him do as well as he has makes us all proud.'

Sigurdsson could only make the bench for Spurs in this afternoon's game and McDermott felt the 23-year old didn't want to leave Berkshire two years ago. He added: 'It`s my gut feeling that he never overly wanted to leave. It was the right thing for him financially and the club needed that money at the time.'

Join The Vital Debate



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

Writer:Josh
Date:Sunday September 16 2012
Time: 12:00PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Reading Articles

Stats: Preston v Reading

All the stats from Preston (1) vs (0) Reading, Deepdale, 19/8/17 Att: 11,174

Team Sheets - Preston v Reading - 19-8-17

Reading are the visitors to Deepdale to face Preston for the latest Championship game.

Stam Expecting Tough Preston Test

Manager Jaap Stam has said he's determined to pick up more points in this weekend's trip to Preston North End but he's expecting it to be a tough clash.

Barrow Looking To Kick On

Having opened his Reading account in the midweek clash against Aston Villa, Mo Barrow has said hopefully it'll be the first goal of many more to come from him at 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)

Preston MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Mannone0%
Gunter0%
McShane0%
Moore0%
Blackett0%
Kelly0%
Bacuna0%
Barrow0%
Swift0%
Popa0%
Clement0%
Sub - Evans0%
Sub - Mendes0%
Sub - McCleary0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Reading Results (view all)

Write for Vital Football