Jordan Obita has confirmed that he will be leaving Reading and becoming a free agent after the Royals pulled out of a contract offer.
The versatile player has been a key man in Reading’s squad for a number of years and the academy graduate has been at the club for all of 18 years.
Obita suffered with a number of potentially career-ending injuries, however he bounced back and managed to recover earlier this season.
He has played his part in the history of Reading though, and scored in a play-off semi-final away at Fulham back in 2017.
Alongside that, he earned the club’s player of the season award in the 2013/14 season and will be hoping to find a new team to showcase his talents to as quickly as possible.
Here’s how Reading supporters reacted to the news that Obita would be leaving the club…
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Never thought I’d see the day Jordan Obita left Reading… #readingfc
— jamie (@dingfcjamie) July 25, 2020
Right decision releasing Jordan Obita. He's not the same player as he was before his horrific injury which is a real shame #readingfc
— Jack (@thesimpsonRFC) July 25, 2020
Absolutely certain Obita will make a great signing for someone. #Readingfc.
— Michael Wade (@michaelwadeESPN) July 25, 2020
Should we retire the number 11 shirt now in honour of Jordan obita? 😂 #readingfc
— Dean Bennett (@DeanBennett1993) July 25, 2020
Usually wishing a departing player well is a bit wishy-washy but with Jordan Obita and #ReadingFC it's truly genuine.
I can't imagine he'd have left but for the pandemic and he deserves a cracking at a good new club.
— Marc Mayo (@ThatMarcMayo) July 25, 2020
Sad about Obita, withdrew an offer too; would have liked him to stay and fight with Richards. Will be interesting to see if we bring someone in or just go with Samuels #readingfc
— Nick Houlton (@Houlton11) July 25, 2020
— Mark Lawrence (@MLawrenceJourno) July 25, 2020