Vital Football

Latest Reading FC News

McDermott reveals deadline day target

McDermott reveals deadline day target

Reading manager Brian McDermott has revealed that he tried to sign former midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson on deadline day.

The former Slough Town boss admitted that he was still after one player before the 11pm deadline, but would not reveal the mystery player that was subject of a club record bid. However, Brian has revealed that the player in question was former Royals midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson, but Spurs rejected a bid in the region of £10 million for the Sig.

Speaking to Jonny Fordham of the Reading Post, McDermott said: 'We tried to bring him back. We had spoken to Spurs and we made three offers. I thought at one stage we had a real chance of doing a deal, but unfortunately, we couldn't manage to do it. Gylfi is a Tottenham player, but we've known him since he was 13-years-old.'

'It would have been great to bring him back. I haven't had a lot of sleep in the last three days. After the Chelsea game I watched the tape back and went to bed at about 3.45am - I got up at 7am and then came to work. Then last night I left here at 11.15pm.'


Many thought the player in question was Thomas Ince, but to find it out was Gylfi, was a bit of a shock. I'm even more shocked to see we bid for his services, when I would have a thought a loan move would be more realistic. Overall, the majority of Royals fans seem very content with our January dealings.

Wiki page: Gylfi Sigurdsson

Join The Vital Debate



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

Writer:Josh
Date:Friday February 1 2013
Time: 2:49PM

Comments

0
a little naughty of Brian to talk about this in my opinion and I assume it was more about trying to show that Reading have ambition and an ability to get quality players in. I assume that due to your signing a majority of lower league and unknown players there is a little negativity, but I actually think he might have pulled off a great deal in Hope Akpan, who I feel will be an absolute bargain
oxfordspur
01/02/2013 15:00:00
0
I agree that Brian was a bit out of order to do so, but this window he has openly spoke about players quite a lot, which he has never done before. It may be because he wanted to prove a point to our fans who have slated our transfer policy, branding it boring. However, like you said, Akpan looks as if he is going to be an astute signing.
Y19-Royal
01/02/2013 15:30:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Reading Articles

Reading 0-0 Wolves- Player Ratings

Player Rating

Stats: Reading v Wolves

All the stats from Reading (0) vs (0) Wolves, Madejski Stadium, 6th February Att:

Reading Vs Wolves- Preview

Reading today host Wolverhampton Wanderers in an important league game.

The Royals are now winless in four league matches and need to be careful not to be dragged into a relegation battle.

Preview- Reading travel to Ipswich

Reading travel to Ipswich this evening for a rearranged game due to their FA Cup commitments.

Ipswich currently lie in 8th position but have only won one in their last 6 in all competitions. <

Archived Vital Reading Articles

Vital Reading articles from

Site Journalists

thurlow97
Profile
Josh
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

What Striker do you want to see here?
Suggested By:
Dom Solanke11%
Lewis Grabban10%
Jamie Mackie15%
Carlton Cole 8%
Nahki Wells56%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Middlesbrough 29 17 6 6 57 23
2 Hull City 29 17 5 7 56 26
3 Burnley 30 15 10 5 55 22
4 Brighton 29 14 11 4 53 9
5 Derby County 30 13 12 5 51 14
6 Sheff Wed 30 13 11 6 50 12
7 Ipswich 30 13 9 8 48 2
8 Birmingham 30 13 8 9 47 8
9 Cardiff 30 11 12 7 45 5
10 Forest 30 10 12 8 42 6
11 Wolves 30 10 10 10 40 -1
12 Brentford 30 11 7 12 40 -2
13 Q.P.R. 30 9 12 9 39 1
14 Preston 30 9 12 9 39 -1
15 Reading 30 9 9 12 36 0
16 Leeds Utd 30 8 12 10 36 -5
17 Huddersfield 30 8 8 14 32 -4
18 Blackburn 28 6 13 9 31 0
19 Fulham 29 6 11 12 29 -5
20 MK Dons 30 7 7 16 28 -18
21 Bristol City 30 6 10 14 28 -22
22 Rotherham 30 7 4 19 25 -19
23 Bolton 30 4 12 14 24 -21
24 Charlton 30 5 9 16 24 -30
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Reading Fixtures (view all)

Feb 13 2016 3:00PM : Burnley (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 20 2016 3:00PM : Middlesbrough (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 23 2016 8:00PM : Rotherham United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Charlton Athletic (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Fulham (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 8 2016 7:45PM : Huddersfield Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Recent Reading Results (view all)