Vital Football

Latest Reading FC News

Royals close in on Sunzu deal

Royals close in on Sunzu deal

Reading are edging closer to signing long-term target Stopilla Sunzu.

The Zambian international has flown to England from the African Cup of Nations base in South Africa, to complete his medical in Berkshire, which is expected to be completed tomorrow. TP Mazembe have agreed a fee with Reading for the defender, with personal terms the only barrier now needed to cross.

Fellow Premier League side Arsenal were also interested in the 23-year old, but did not make a formal offer for Sunzu. Once the deal has been completed, Stopilla will fly back to South Africa to compete for Zambia in the African Cup of Nations. The tournamemt is set to finish on the 10th February.

I'm not sure if Sunzu will be a short-term option for us at the moment, as we currently have four centre backs on our books. However, it would be naive to assume that Alex Pearce will be on his way out because of this transfer, as it is still expected that the 24-year old will sign a new deal at the club.



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

Writer:Josh
Date:Monday January 14 2013
Time: 3:00PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Reading Articles

Officials - Sheffield United v Reading (21/10/17)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Sheffield United and Reading this Saturday.

Stam confirms summer interest in striker

Jaap Stam confirms he tried to raid his former club for a striker in the summer, but proved unsuccessful.

More Reliable Than A Championship Octopus? (18/10/17)

Time for the special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final Championship positions for the season of 2017/18.

Safe Standing Gets A Step Closer To The Championship

Shrewsbury Town have now confirmed that they have reached their crowd funding target of £65,000 to create a safe standing section at New Meadow.

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)

Leeds MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Mannone50%
Bacuna0%
Ilori25%
Moore0%
Gunter0%
McCleary0%
Edwards0%
van den Berg0%
Beerens0%
Bodvarsson0%
Aluko0%
Sub - Barrow25%
Sub - Kelly0%
Sub - Clement0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Reading Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.smokey441
Vital Football Comment