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Agbonlahor And Washington Reportedly Reject Reading FC

The Royals came close to a former England international and a Euro 2016 striker on deadline day...

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We all know that Reading want a striker, and with the clock ticking on the summer transfer window, it appears that the club made a late attempt to woo ex-Aston Villa attacker Gabriel Agbonlahor. Still technically on the West Midlands' side's books, the 29-year-old was suspended twice in April and stripped off the captaincy, too.

The news comes from BBC journalist Pat Murphy, via our friends at The Two Unfortunates, with the tweet below suggesting that it was Agbonlahor who shunned the Royals. Would he have been a good signing? Well, cast aside in a failing Villa side, he's only beaten six goals in one season of the past six.

Meanwhile, Conor Washington was a big target for Reading back in January and has since floundered at Queens Park Rangers, but the Northern Irish forward has turned down a number of clubs on deadline day, including Jaap Stam's side, according to the Daily Mail.

Alas, it seems that the club have shut up shop with regards to incomings, if GetReading's Charles Watts is to be believed, with the only business completed on August 31 being the loan exit of Jack Stacey, and Tarique Fosu's temporary move to Colchester.

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