Reading fans will have been appalled with what they saw on the opening day of the season as the side endured a dreadful defeat to QPR.
The Royals showed very little of the form that got them to the play-off final last year, and are suffering with an enormous injury list, and allowed Rangers to run riot against them.
Conor Washington headed the home side into the lead in the first half before doubling his tally for the afternoon with a penalty conceded by Tiago Ilori in the second, Ilori sent off in the process.
But the fact is that QPR could have had a hatful, and the performance, rather than the scoreline, will have been extremely worrying to the Reading faithful.
One lesson learnt from their outing at Loftus Road was that the club are missing a powerful, strong box-to-box midfielder in the mould of Danny Williams, who left on a free transfer to Huddersfield over the summer.
Perhaps the answer to this issue lies with a player who starred in QPR’s win over Reading, Massimo Luongo, who joined the club from Swindon in 2015.
Despite QPR’s woes last season, Luongo was actually quite impressive, and averaged the second greatest number of tackles per game with 3.5 in his 35 starts.
He is of a very similar calibre to Danny Williams, with both players very keen on a tackle but also keen on powering through the opposition with dangerous runs.
Luongo can undoubtedly fill the void left by Williams and if Stam can do this deal quickly he can strengthen his midfield ahead of some tough games in the Championship.
Reading fans… Do you agree with this? Should Luongo be signed? Let us know in the comments below.