The Championship is where several Premier League players made their names, and top-flight clubs often choose to loan out their most talented youngsters to clubs playing in the second tier of English football.
Playing in the Championship gives young players invaluable experience and also helps clubs fly up the table without paying excessive transfer fees.
It’s a win-win system.
Jaap Stam will be looking to utilise the loan system this summer, with the transfer budget available still yet to be confirmed, but with several key players looking on their way out of the club, some replacements will need to be sorted.
Reading is a club focused on bringing through young talent. The likes of Gylfi Sigurdsson, Alex McCarthy, Charlie Austin and Shane Long all came through the ranks at Reading before moving on to the Premier League, which shows that the Madejski Stadium is the ideal environment for Premier League youngsters.
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