The summer of the bosmans, and the 3 AMIGOS.
Given the decent 11th place finish, and the budget I have managed to build up, I worked my magic in the bosman area this summer. Some of the older players will leave on a fee this summer to, releasing further funds in the wage buget, and I will also look to sell some players, to free up more wages and gain some extra transfer money.
Not initially interested, I managed to pick up the very much talented and young players below.
I am delighted to sign them all, the wages etc are not too high, and they will really add to my squad.
GK. RON-ROBERT ZIELER
-what a coup getting this guy in. A former Manchester United youngster, he is in the German National team set-up, in game and IRL, and is very highly rated and south after now, having left united, for first team football with Hannover.
RB. DIACKO FOFANA
-young French right back, with all the attributes and potential to be a very good right back. 20 years old, I initially tried to buy him, but my bids were rejected. I then noticed his contracted was running down, so I noted my interest in him, and waited to see if he would or wouldn’t sign a new deal at his current club. He didn’t, and I picked him up on a free, after bidding for him early in the season to the tune of 4mil.
THE 3 AMIGOS
All young. All talented. All on a bosman. All looking for first team football. All from La Masia, Barcelona.
I can express how delighted I am to have wrapped up deals for these 3 boys, who I think will go on to be full Spanish internationals at some point, and become very good players.
RAFINHA-young Spanish/Brazilian youngster, signed for a free from Barcelona. Not given enough game time there, but filled with talent. Once he settles in to the English game, I am sure he will be a steal.
-another young Spanish highly rated youngster, from Barcelona, He can play on wing, adding pace, skills and ability to the team.
-probably the most well known Barca youngster from the 3, Tello is very highly rated, IRL. Linked with moves to most top European clubs IRL, he has signed a new contract with Barca, IRL. This is a major signing for Reading, he can play either wing or up front, and this is a future Spain international I believe.