collisonmullan Posted December 17, 2020 Share Posted December 17, 2020 Have just start a new save as Reading. The club starts with a target of top half and to ‘repairs the clubs financial damage’ Straight away I went about doing that as I had no budget and no wage available. I got rid of a few youngsters for minimal fees. Sold Meite for £1.7m rising to £2.2m. As well as loaning out Aluko, Walker and Holmes. This freed up a bit of money to play with. I initially signed Arvin Appiah for £1.5m using the Meite money, and Josh Martin on loan from Norwich, these game me 2 very good options out wide and a bit more cover up to. Then the board has to accept Tottenham’s £8m offer for Michael Olise. I had planned to build around him so it was disappointing. But it completed the financial target and gave me some more money to strengthen the squad. I cancelled the loan on Gibson and brought in Branthwaite who I just prefer. I then signed Jacob Ramsey and Joe Rankin-Costello from Villa and Blackburn. Both for £1.5m again. Ramsey can plan CM and AMC and will get game time off the bench. Rankin-Costello was unhappy at Blackburn and wanted more money which I could offer. Comes in as my best AML, plus he is super versatile. Finally on deadline day I was able to bring in Aaron Ramsey from Villa, Jacobs brother, who is 2 years younger, same position and even better potential. And Luke Matheson just as an extra body on loan. Part of the club vision is sign players to sell for a profit which is something we can definitely do here. The club are only expected to finish 16th and after 5 games we have won 3, drawn 1 and lost 1. And are in 4th place. Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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