The floodgates have opened. Not only are the Royals set to a sell promising starlet to their Championship rivals, but they’re also set to seal a loan deal for a promising Manchester United centre back and bag a free transfer from the Dutch first division.
The free transfer from the Dutch first division in question is a certain Joey van den Berg. Yes, you guessed it, he’s Dutch. The source? This Dutch journalist, who says Reading beat FC Twente to his signature.
Twente kan komst Joey van den berg vrijwel zeker vergeten. Lijkt op weg naar Reading, nieuwe club van Jaap Stam.— Leon ten Voorde (@deBankzitter) June 19, 2016
Loosely translated by Google, that reads:
Twente can coming Joey van den berg almost certainly forget. Seems on the way to Reading, Jaap Stam's new club.
Ha, suck it, Twente.
There’s further evidence this is true. The guy in the blue in the picture below is Henk Timmer. He’s van den Berg’s agent.
There’s little I can tell you about the 30-year-old Joey, except he’s a bit of a journeyman, was coached by Jaap Stam during his time at PEC Zwolle and is rated 72 on FIFA. So there you go.
Oh, and he has this in his locker.