Heartbreaking news today, as
borderline non-existent midfielder Sandro Wieser has been released by Reading FC. The Royals have confirmed that they have come to a mutual agreement with the Liechtenstein international to terminate the player’s contract, with it due to run out next year. He leaves the club with a record of zero goals, zero assists and a 0% pass completion rate in zero appearances.
Yes, we really gave a three-year contract to someone who never played for the club.
In fact, as TTE’s very own Olly “pub quiz knowledge” Allen pointed out to me, Wieser picked up as many red cards as goals in his handful of appearances for Reading’s under-23 side. Since then, he’s been on loan at the Royals’ sister club KSV Roeselare (Wieser, not Olly) alongside Danzell Gravenberch.
In an emotional statement about Wieser’s release, Reading FC said:
“Niggling injuries hindered his progress in RG2 and everyone at the club would like to wish Sandro the very best of luck in his future career.”
Fair play to the member of the media team who managed to get out five full paragraphs in the official piece.
In all seriousness, it’s a real shame that Wieser’s time at Reading didn’t work out, and we wish him the very best for his future footballing career, wherever that may take him.
You can see his first, last and only goal for Reading’s under-23s below at the 15 second mark.