Reading have agreed a deal to sign West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper, David Button after their transfer embargo being lifted, according to Football Insider via a post on their website.
David Button has over 300 professional appearances to his name and despite recently signing a new two-year deal at The Hawthorns, he may be tempted by the prospect of regular game time in League One during the twilight years of his career.
The shot-stopper joined The Baggies three years ago and has made 31 appearances with The Black Country club but is no longer in Carlos Corberan’s plans for the season and will be allowed to move on from the club on a free transfer.
Who is David Button?
Button is a product of Tottenham Hotspur’s academy, now at 34 years of age, the goalkeeper has made over 300 appearances throughout the EFL with Brentford, Plymouth Argyle and Shrewsbury Town. He also played a part as Fulham won promotion to The Premier League at Wembley in 2018.
A Hectic Summer
Following their relegation from The Championship last season, the newly appointed Ruben Selles has found difficulty in improving his side before the campaign while the club has dealt with off-field issues which have lead to transfer restrictions.
Finding themselves limited in the market, The Royals will be keen to improve their squad following their transfer embargo being lifted once again.
Former academy product Sam Smith has rejoined the club, as has his former Cambridge team mate Harvey Knibbs. Harlee Dean and Lewis Wing have also joined the club in recent weeks as the Berkshire club look to find some stability on the pitch.
What has been said?
“Reading are poised to sign West Brom goalkeeper David Button on a free transfer now their embargo has been lifted once again.
“Button, 34, is not in Carlos Corberan’s plans at The Hawthorns this season and will be allowed to move on for free.”
With masses of questions about the club’s existence and stability in recent months, Button is a signing that will bring stability on the pitch during difficult times at the club.
With over 300 appearances to his name, his experience, leadership and stability will be invaluable to Selles’ side this season.
This move also makes sense for the player, now at the age of 34 and approaching the latter stages of his career, he will relish the opportunity to play first team football at the club.