After claims from Dutch media this morning that Roy Beerens was on his way to Vitesse Arnhem, the winger’s exit to the side currently sixth in the Eredivisie table for an undisclosed fee has now been confirmed by Reading.
It brings to an end his one and a half year stint in Berkshire, after he became one of Jaap Stam’s first signings as Royals boss in July 2016. In total, Beerens made 63 appearances for the club scoring nine goals.
He hit the back of the net at vital times in Reading’s promotion push last season, including winning goals against Huddersfield, Sheffield Wednesday, Fulham and Brentford. Yet after the summer arrivals of Mo Barrow and Sone Aluko, he has started just nine league games this season.
With Beerens now 30 years-old and often criticised for being too anonymous in games, overall this seems a good sale from Reading, especially considering that he was also probably one of the highest wage earners in the squad. Nonetheless, we wish Roy the best of luck with Vitesse and beyond!
Now you’ve read this, now read the original rumour from earlier in the day: