‘This just makes no sense whatsoever’ – Plenty of Reading FC fans react as club confirm Arsenal transfer agreement | OneFootball
‘This just makes no sense whatsoever’ – Plenty of Reading FC fans react as club confirm Arsenal transfer agreement
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Championship side Reading have recruited Arsenal shot-stopper Karl Hein on a loan deal for the remainder of the season, the club have confirmed this afternoon.
The 19-year-old comes in to replace Rafael Cabral, who terminated his contract at the Select Car Leasing Stadium earlier this month to join Cruzeiro in his home nation following a two-and-a-half year spell in Berkshire.
It was reported by The Sun yesterday afternoon that the Royals had the Estonian international on their radar – but may be forced to play him over current first-choice shot-stopper Luke Southwood who took over from Rafael after a string of admirable displays.
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Despite his performances though, manager Veljko Paunovic admitted that the Berkshire outfit would be looking to recruit another goalkeeper, even with Jokull Andresson and James Holden being recalled from their respective loan spells at Morecambe and Maidenhead United.
The teenager becomes the Royals’ first signing of the winter window having endured a reasonably quiet month thus far, although they will be looking to strengthen elsewhere and have taken former Coventry City left-back Brandon Mason on trial.
With this first signing through the door though, how have the second-tier side’s fans reacted to Hein’s arrival? Are they happy?
We take a look at a selection of responses on Twitter to this afternoon’s announcement.
@ReadingFC @Arsenal That's what we need, another keeper, yeah Southwood's made a couple of mistakes lately but plenty of times he's kept us in games, could understand proven gk but trading one inexperienced one for another is a joke, especially when other areas of the squad need addressing more...
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