Reading FC are a club with a fine academy, and that has some positives and some negatives.
The positives are, of course, a regular line of fine young domestic players that require no money being spent on them and still manage to clamber into the first team and put in some fine performances.
The down side is that often these young players are identified by top clubs as to having enormous potential, and unfortunately for Reading they’ve been unable to prevent the sales of some brilliant players, often developed by their own academy, to considerably larger clubs.
There are a fair few players currently playing in the Premier League who had once been at Reading, and with the club currently sat in an average, mid-table season, they sure could do with some of that talent to push back up to the top flight.
Here are FIVE players who Reading will certainly have regretted selling…….
PRESS THE IMAGE BELOW TO SEE THE FIVE PLAYERS!