Reading endured a tricky 2017/18 campaign, flirting with relegation and only securing safety on the final day of the Sky Bet Championship season.
Paul Clement replaced Jaap Stam during the season, with the ex-Swansea boss eventually guiding Reading to safety and 20th in the Championship table.
Clement has now set about getting to work on his squad this summer, with confirmation coming yesterday that David Meyler would be arriving at the Madejski Stadium on a two-year deal, becoming the club’s second free transfer following Andy Yiadom’s capture.
— Reading FC (@ReadingFC) June 5, 2018
29-year-old Meyler arrives following a stint at Hull City that lasted over five years.
The midfielder brings a wealth of experience with him to the Madejski, after almost 200 appearances for Hull, who he helped to two promotions.
As expected, there was plenty of reaction to Meyler’s arrival at Reading, with not all of it positive.
Here is some reaction from Reading’s supporters…
This has delighted nobody @ReadingFC
— Tom Smith (@tswizz86) June 5, 2018
That was unexpected????
— Sam Hudspith (@samhudspith24) June 5, 2018
Imagine a midfield with Edwards and Meyler ???????????? #readingfc
— Luke Taylor (@lukerfc08) June 5, 2018
You've done us all
— Sam (@SamJ_RFC) June 5, 2018
Wtf are you doing
— Matty (@KingJaapStam) June 5, 2018
Hashtaging your way to relegation ######
— O〰️en (@OMills_22) June 5, 2018
We are going to ⚪️ win the league ⚪️ Get promoted ???? get relegated
— K (@LewanpoIski) June 5, 2018
At least it’s not O’Shea
— Nikhil Kapila (@NikhilK4pila) June 5, 2018
Leeds United17 hours ago
Leeds United simply have to make a summer move for this £4.5m-rated Hull City star
Leeds United18 hours ago
Leeds should sign Manchester City man on a permanent deal
Aston Villa17 hours ago
Birmingham should beat Aston Villa to winger’s signature
Opinion16 hours ago
Sheffield United simply have to move on this £425k-rated flop this summer
Nottingham Forest12 hours ago
Nottingham Forest should target this £4.05m-rated Sheffield Wednesday man for a summer move
Opinion16 hours ago
Sheffield Wednesday should go all out to sign this £2.7m-rated creative spark in the summer
Opinion17 hours ago
Sheffield United should look to weigh up a big money summer move for £3.6m-rated central defender
Derby County15 hours ago
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