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Reading Interest In Moore Denied

Martin O'Neill has said he has no knowledge of any interest from Reading over striker Luke Moore.

Speaking to the Evening Mail, our manager said:

'That is news to me.

'As I have said before I would prefer to keep people here, if at all possible, because we don't have a massive squad.

'I can understand people maybe wanting to play but I'll treat every case on its merit.

'If there are things that I think are going to be suitable for us, and for the player to be fair, then I will try and do it.

'It really has to be a two-way thing.'

For me these quotes could equally apply Gary Cahill and the intense speculation surrounding his future at the moment.

We all know Luke's stats, just shy of 22 years old, 98 appearances and 15 goals - surprisingly 57 of those appearances have been as sub which is far higher than I thought.

And more importantly we all know something is not right, he was flying until his injury and he hasn't yet come back the player we thought would lead our lines for years to come.

Whether that is mental attitude, whether he can be considered a one season wonder, or whether it is down to being asked to do the Carew role and therein the lack of a proper run that plays to his strength, I'm beginning to think we will never get the chance to find out.

It's good to hear MON talking about any moves have to be a two way deal, we all know we undersold Ridge to Blues and we have a habit lately of letting players go rather cheaply, if Luke does move on, and it's a big if as MON doesn't sound like he's looking to sell, we need to be looking at a good figure that benefits us.

Same as Cahill, we shouldn't be signing Davies for 9 million, and looking (if we are) to sell Cahill for only 3-4 million.

Move like that don't work, whichever way you look at it.




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Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday January 16 2008

Time: 4:18PM

Your Comments

they all say that when a deal isn't likely to happen or they are about to sign them but they have not reached an agreement yet
ozanne park rangers
No matter whose interested in Luke, or any of our squad players for that matter, we simply cant afford to let anyone leave until we have a better quality replacement in in their place. Simple as.
glensider
Heard that West Brom are keen on taking Luke on loan. What about your lot ozanne park rangers?
glensider
 

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