Reading FC winger Roy Beerens looks set to leave the club this January transfer deadline day.
According to VoetbalPrimeur and various other sources, the Dutchman is set to sign if his medical is successful. He’s expected to sign a three-and-a-half year deal with the Eredivisie club — which has become reputable for its links with Chelsea in recent years.
Als Roy Beerens (30) medische keuring goed doorstaat tekent hij vandaag voor 3,5 jaar bij Vitesse. Eerste contact is al weken geleden gelegd. Na buitenlandse avonturen bij Hertha BSC en Reading wilde oud-speler PSV, NEC, SC Heerenveen en AZ graag terug naar Nederland.— Jeroen Kapteijns (@JeroenKapteijns) January 31, 2018
(This roughly translates to: “As Roy Beers (30) Medical examination is good for 3.5 years at Vitesse today. First contact has been made weeks ago. After foreign adventures at Hertha BSC and Reading Wilde former player PSV, NEC, SC Heerenveen and AZ would like to return to the Netherlands.”)
Roy Beerens joined The Royals from Hertha Berlin in the summer of 2016 and has gone on to make 63 appearances for the Berkshire club, scoring nine goals and setting up an additional three.
He was a reliable team member as Jaap Stam’s men made it to the 2017 Play-Off Final, but has fallen down the pecking order since the summer arrivals of Modou Barrow and Sone Aluko.
It makes sense for the 30-year-old to depart the club. He’s not in the first team picture, there are plenty of options in his favoured position, and he’s probably on fairly big wages after joining from Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin.
Still, we’ll always have this goal to remember him by.