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‘Stam should make it happen’ – Should Reading revitalise their interest in 26-year-old in January?

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Reading are enjoying a mini revival in the Sky Bet Championship, with Jaap Stam’s side showing signs that they are rediscovering the form that took them to the brink of promotion last season.  

The Royals have won four of their last seven Championship fixtures, and the Stam will be hopeful of continuing that form over December and into the New Year.

Stam might look to bolster his squad in January, with Reading’s strikeforce looking in-need of reinforcements ahead of the second-half of the season.

One player linked with a move to the Madejski during the summer was Norwich City’s, Nelson Oliveira – but should Reading revitalise their interest in the 26-year-old?

We discuss…

George Dagless

Absolutely.

Norwich need goals but Oliveira isn’t always playing.

I think there is evidently some friction between him and Daniel Farke and so the Royals should look to pounce.

Sam Rourke

As a Reading fan myself, Oliveira was a player I would have loved to have seen us sign in the summer.

On his day, the Portuguese striker can be unplayable and he has all the attributes that you need to be a clinical striker in the Championship.

You get the feeling that there is still some tension between Daniel Farke and Nelson Oliveira after the incident early on in the season, so Reading should make a move.

Would be one hell of a signing!

Adam Simeoni

Without a doubt.

If Reading have the funds to secure a deal, Stam should make it happen.

The Royals have been poor this season, and are seriously lacking a striker.

Oliveira has had his injury concerns this season, but appears to be approaching the end of his spell on the sidelines.

Norwich will surely want to keep him considering their horrid start to the campaign, but Reading should explore the option. 

Chris Gallagher

Yes, although it will be hard to convince him to join given the Royals position.

Oliveira guarantees goals at this level and Jaap Stam needs a prolific forward.

Reading are playing some good stuff but that lack of killer instinct in the final third has let them down at times.

The Portuguese forward would get plenty of chances in Stam’s side and would be a major signing if they pulled it off.


Alfie is a journalist based in Yorkshire with years of experience covering the EFL. A current focus on Huddersfield Town and their fortunes back in the Championship, but out and about at as many games as possible. Covered Leeds United during their promotion-winning season in 2019/20.

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