Newly promoted Reading signs Mariappa and Gunther
Newly promoted Premier League club Reading has signed Jamaican
international defender Adrian Mariappa and Wales right back Chris
Reading said on Tuesday that Mariappa joined from Watford on a
three-year contract and would link up his new team mates on a
preseason training camp in Portugal on Wednesday. The club
announced the signing of Gunther, also on a three-year deal, from
Nottingham Forest hours later.
Reading said it had paid ”a significant fee” for each of the
players, but didn’t disclose the amounts.
Reading chairman John Madejski said ”we have added two
excellent young players and they both fit into our ethos in terms
of mentality, stature and their standing in the game.”
Reading was promoted from England’s second tier last season
after winning the League Championship.