Berkshire news Left-back Imari Samuels leaves Reading to join Premier League side Brighton PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - Imari Samuels has left Reading FC to sign for Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion on a two-year deal until June 2024, with the Royals still searching for a new left-back
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Reading FC full-back Imari Samuels has left the Royals to join Premier League side Brighton. The 19-year-old left-back has signed a contract with the Seagulls until June 2024, having made 38 appearances for the Royals in Premier League 2 last season, while he has represented England at youth level up to under-17s. He will now join up with Brighton's U21 squad, and will be available for their first game of this year’s Premier League 2 campaign against Crystal Palace on Monday night. Reading have said that they will receive a compensation fee for Samuels, who turned down the offer of a professional contract with the Royals this summer. Samuels' move comes just one week after Reading boss Paul Ince said he felt the teenager could benefit from a loan move, with the Royals searching for a new left-back in the transfer market, despite signing former AFC Wimbledon full-back Nesta Guinness-Walker to their ranks recently. READ MORE: Paul Ince makes Andy Rinomhota admission as former Reading FC man returns to Royals with Cardiff Speaking last week ahead of Reading's opening Championship game against Blackpool, Ince told Berkshire Live : "Some of these players we have looked at and they are good players. Imari [Samuels], he is not a bad player. "A lot of them for me should go out on loan to get experience.
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. We could bring him [Samuels] in and he does well, but to play 46 games, you need seasoned full-backs for that. "But listen, he is a talented kid and some of these kids need to get experience out on loan before they come into the first team and that should be the way. I don't like the fact you have all these big clubs and U23 players just sitting there and not prepared to go out and play football. It baffles me. I used to love it, playing in the reserves at the time, playing with pros and getting better. So other kids should be looking to go out on loan." Meanwhile, Brighton coach Andrew Crofts has said the Seagulls are delighted to welcome Imari [Samuels] to the club and are really excited to start working with him, describing him as "an exciting talent, who can play on either side and who likes to attack.” READ NEXT Paul Ince tightlipped on Omari Hutchinson to Reading transfer rumours New Reading midfielder ruled out of first home game of the season Paul Ince issues update on Reading's pursuit of Naby Sarr Ovie Ejaria sent strong Reading message after John Swift's exit Latest Reading injury updates and team news ahead of Cardiff clash
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