Peruvian winger Paolo Hurtado has finally ended his miserable spell at Reading... or at least he has temporarily. The club have officially announced that he's agreed a loan deal with Portuguese side Vitoria de Guimaraes - lasting until the end of June.
Having been brought in by Steve Clarke in the summer, Hurtado has only made five substitute appearances in the league, in addition to one start in the league cup against Everton. With that in mind, game time was always going to be tough to come by, with the likes of Garath McCleary, Hal Robson-Kanu, Ola John and Stephen Quinn all ahead of Hurtado in the pecking order out wide.
Speaking about the move, Brian McDermott said that game time was indeed behind the temporary transfer...
"It's good for Paolo to have gone out on loan to Portugal - he needs to get some games, so we'll be able to watch him those games between now and the end of the season. It's an important move for him and I'm sure he'll do really well."
It had been claimed that Hurtado was struggling to settle in England after joining from Pacos de Ferreira in the summer. Reports have said that his grasp of English isn't the best, and Orlando Sa was translating for him. After the Portuguese striker departed for Israel earlier in the week, perhaps Hurtado's exit became more inevitable?