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Exclusive: David Prutton hints at Leeds and Birmingham transfer regret after 23-y/o’s impressive start

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Reading FC striker, George Puscas couldn’t have asked for a better start to life in Berkshire, as he netted a brace on his full debut for the Royals against Cardiff City at the weekend. 

The 23-year-old arrived at the Madejski Stadium from Inter Milan on a five-year-deal for a fee believed to be in the region of £8m according to The Daily Mail.

It had previously been reported (by The Daily Mail) that both Leeds and Birmingham were wanting to sign the striker, but Reading came to an agreement to land his signature late into the summer transfer window.

Speaking exclusively to Football League World’s Chief Editor, Sam Rourke, Sky Sports’ EFL pundit, David Prutton insists that Leeds and Birmingham will regret not signing the Romanian forward.

“If he carries on scoring like he did, and the way he did, then yes they’ll regret it!

“He’s certainly has hit the ground running, and he had a good tournament for Romania in the summer. He’s got good pedigree coming from a club like Inter Milan.

“I thought his movement was good, his goals were taken really well and he certainly caused Cardiff a lot of problems.

“You also have to say that Cardiff did have an ‘off day’ across the board, but you’ve got to be in a position to score goals as and when he did.”

Puascas spurned a golden chance to score his third against the Bluebirds, but he’ll certainly be pleased with the impact he made against a physical Cardiff side at the Madejski Stadium.

“He could have had a hat-trick as well don’t forget, and that would have been the perfect full debut for Puscas.

“If he carries on scoring, then yes, Leeds and Birmingham will regret it. With any transfer, there’s an element of risk, regardless of the money they spent.”

Puscas will be hoping to add to his goal tally when Reading are next in action against West Brom at The Hawthorns on Wednesday evening.


Editorial Assistant at Snack Media, writing for Football League World on a regular basis! Sports Journalism graduate from Southampton Solent University.

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