Berkshire news Josh Laurent says it was an extremely difficult decision to leave Reading PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - Reading FC midfielder Josh Laurent has completed a move to Stoke City after coming to the end of his contract in Berkshire
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Josh Laurent has sent a classy message to Reading FC supporters following his decision to leave the club and move to Stoke City. The 27-year-old turned down a new contract offer from Royals and has instead penned a three-year deal with the Potters. The midfielder spent two years in Royals colours, winning the player-of-the-season award in his first year and the goal of the season in his second campaign. READ MORE: Reading boss Paul Ince completes second transfer of the summer In total, he scored five goals in 88 appearances and he will go down as one of the club's most successful signings in recent years. Following confirmation of his move to the bet365 Stadium on Tuesday afternoon, Laurent took to social media to thank Royals fans and the club for what they did for him over the past couple of years and admitted it was 'an extremely difficult decision' to leave Berkshire. He wrote: "On the 28 July 2020, I signed a deal at this fantastic football club. Since that time the supporters, staff and players have shown me love and respect, I would like to think I have done the same.
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. However I felt at my age and at this point in my career, the time was right for me to move. "I would like to thank all the players and staff at Reading Football Club - Mark (Bowen) for bringing me to the club and giving me the opportunity, Pauno (Veljko Paunovic), Marko (Mitrovic), Nuno (Gomes) and Quinny (Quinton Fortune) for their help, trust and guidance and Paul (Ince) and Alex (Rae) who have just been tremendous and a joy to play for and the whole staff at the club. I hope they all feel that I have repaid them back in my 2 years at the club. Josh Bowen (thanks mate). "To the Reading fans, it was an absolute privilege to play for such an amazing football club. Thank you again for all your support and very best wishes for the future. "I hope to see you all again - UP THE DING!" READ NEXT Reading dealt huge Liam Moore blow ahead of new Championship season Reading midfielder Josh Laurent opens up on key factor behind his transfer to Stoke The two big problems Reading face amid transfer link with Swansea defender Reading coaching shake up continues as ex Liverpool goalkeeper joins Paul Ince's staff
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