ANTON FERDINAND OPEN TO OFFERS AS HE LEAVES THIS SUMMER
Former Sunderland and Queens Park Rangers Centre back is open to offers as he eventually leaves Reading this summer when his contract expires at the English club.
The summer shake-up at Reading has started with Simon Cox and Hal Robson-Kanu all set to join the 31-year old defender as they leave the club this summer.
All three see their contracts expire this summer and Cox and Ferdinand have been told they will not be offered new deals. Those behind the scenes at Madejski Stadium are also well aware that Robson-Kanu has no interest in discussing fresh terms, as he looks to secure a move to the Premier League. The Wales international came off the bench on Saturday for the second half during the 3-1 defeat Blackburn, it will be his last appearance in a Reading shirt – bringing to an end a decade long stay at Madejski Stadium.
Neither Cox nor Ferdinand were involved at Ewood Park, with boss Brian McDermott refusing to speculate on their futures after the game. Ferdinand arrived at Reading in the summer of 2014 on a free transfer. He had an injury hit first season at the club, playing just 46 minutes of football. But his fitness improved during the 2015/16 campaign and he went on to make 24 appearances.
Cox meanwhile enjoyed a bright start to his second spell at Madejski Stadium having joined from Nottingham Forest, scoring eight goals in his first 26 appearances but then things dried up for the 29-year-old, in fact his second half equaliser at Middlesbrough last month was his only goal in the past 15 months.
Anton Ferdinand made the headlines when he was racially abused by Chelsea legend, John Terry. Terry was later suspended for his actions even though he was cleared in court of similar charges.