Sky Bet Championship side Reading will not be signing striker Nelson Oliveira this summer, with the Portuguese forward recently completing a permanent move to AEK Athens.
The 27-year-old signed for the Royals on loan from Norwich City last term, scoring three goals in 10 league games for Jose Gomes’ side and helping the Berkshire club avoid the drop to League One.
A move away from Carrow Road always looked likely this summer, having gone almost seven months without making an appearance for the Canaries after falling out of favour under Daniel Farke.
Reading fans will have been keen to see their club re-sign the forward on a permanent basis, but he has now made the move to Greece to sign for AEK Athens.
The Royals have found it hard to bring in new players this summer, due to a soft transfer embargo that has really hampered the activity of Gomes’ business ahead of the new season.
Here, we take a look at Reading fans’ reactions to this disappointing piece of transfer news…
Shame to miss out on Oliveira, I felt that was an attainable quality striker. Not sure your gonna get much on free. #ReadingFC
— Steven Kemp (@kempy26783) July 20, 2019
Have mercy on me https://t.co/G96JSX3v7d
— chaz (@dingcharlie_) July 20, 2019
Nélson Oliveira has joined AEK Athens on a permanent deal.
— Talk Reading (@TalkReading) July 20, 2019
Best striker I had seen at the club in years. Shame.
— Paul Hawkins (@Abbykins2010) July 20, 2019
I’m not sure that’s a bad thing. On his day he’s brilliant, but when he’s bad, he’s awful. Plus huge wages! That goal against Ipswich away will live long in my memory! Scenes and limbs in the away section! Tractor boys got very cross.????????????????????
— Joycey (@joyceyroyal) July 20, 2019
It is a shame, but we have to move on. It is what it is. Good luck to the lad. Hope he does well.
— David Andrews ???????????????????????????? (@DavidAn50145614) July 20, 2019
— Rob Preston (@Presty0409) July 20, 2019
We really needed him ????
— Josh ???????? (@josh__ding) July 20, 2019
The good thing is Loader, Novak and even Meite will have time up front
— OJ (@OJ_royal) July 20, 2019