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Danzell Gravenberch Heads Back To Belgium On Loan

It’s unlikely we’ll see him play for Reading again.

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Yes, he was somehow once at Ajax.
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Any fans hoping to see Danzell Gravenberch given a chance by Paul Clement this season will be disappointed by the news that the defender has signed on loan for KSV Roeselare for the second successive season.

Roeselare are of course the Belgian second tier side that Reading co-owner Dai Xiu Li also has control over, whilst Sandro Wieser also spent time on loan there alongside Gravenberch last season. The pair made just 16 appearances between them, and the Dutchman struggled with injury throughout his spell there.

It’s certainly a far cry from when Gravenberch was a young striker linked to Manchester United and Liverpool a couple of years before he joined Reading from Dutch side Dordrecht in the summer of 2016.

Nevertheless, he will be determined to make up for his lack of impact as he ventures back to the West Flanders region with just one year now left on his deal at Reading. It will be an opportunity for the 24-year-old to attract potential suitors ahead of next summer, or perhaps persuade whoever is calling the shots at the Royals to allow him to add to his measly one start for the club.

Yeah, probably not.