Earlier today, Roy Beerens became the latest addition to Jaap Stam's Reading squad. To learn more about him, we got the view of a Dutch football expert, but what does the player himself think about the move?
Luckily, Beerens gave an interview today to Fox Sports Netherlands. In it, he discusses his past career, the move to Reading and more.
On his playing position, and what he likes about Reading FC.
"My role in the 4-3-3 system is on the wing, left or right. The [Madejski] stadium looks a bit like that of AZ [Alkmaar], only the crowd is closer to the field. The English are very fond of soccer and I want to go through that atmosphere again."
"I train on Monday for the first time. I look forward to it."
On leaving Hertha Berlin.
"The past year has been very difficult for me. I got injured and after that I didn't really have a fair chance under coach Pál Dárdai."
"It is unfortunate that it has to end like this, but I am happy with the new opportunity at Reading."
On the collapsed move to Stuttgart.
"That deal unfortunately fell apart at the last moment. Dick van Burk my agent advised me to back out eventually. I trust him blindly, because I've known him since I was sixteen."
On leaving the Netherlands
"There were options in the Netherlands, but for me it was soon clear that I wanted to continue my career abroad. With all due respect, the Eredivisie is no longer what it was."
You can find the full version of the interview here. It was translated with the help of Google Translate.