Israeli Premier Division side Maccabi Tel Aviv are close to securing a deal with Championship club Reading FC, for Portuguese striker Orlando Sa, according to Get Reading.
The Reading striker has struggled since arriving at the Madejski Stadium from Polish side Legia Warsaw for around £1 million, and has made just a single appearance under new boss Brian McDermott, with the manager opting for the likes of youngster Rowan Liburd over the former Fulham man.
Interest has been high in the Portuguese forward, with AEK Athens of Greece already having failed in a £600,000 bid.
Maccabi Tel Aviv have reportedly had a bid accepted, and whilst the fee is yet to be confirmed, Reading fans will be confident that they can re-coup at least three quarters of what they paid for Sa.
The front man could have made himself an instant hero on his debut for the club on the first day of the season, but his spot kick in the seventh minute of injury time was saved by Birmingham keeper Tomasz Kuszczak, and the Royals went on to lose 2-1.
After bagging his first goal against Brentford, Sa scored a hat trick versus Ipswich, and an excellent goal against Fulham, but since then, both his and Reading’s season’s have fallen off trail.
It is safe to say that a move for the striker is the best option for both parties, with the Royals now likely to look to sign a new striker.
The Berkshire club currently sit in 13th place in the Sky Bet Championship, having accumulated 35 points from 28 league games this season.
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