Reading To Snap Up Released PSG Midfielder Mohamed Sissoko

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Former Liverpool man eyed by Championship club.

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Former Liverpool midfielder Mohamed Sissoko could be set for a surprise move to Championship side Reading, after having his contract terminated by PSG, Sky Sports reports.

The Mali international, who has also played for Valencia and Juventus, has not been at his best since making the move to Paris, playing just 28 games for the club since signing in 2011.

Once thought of as a key player for Liverpool under Rafael Benitez, Sissoko now looks likely to make the step down to English football’s second tier, with Reading said to be the main admirers of the free agent.

Due to being released by the French giants, Reading’s ability to sign the midfielder is not restricted by the fact that the summer transfer window closed last night, as free agents can join new clubs at any time during the season.

The addition of the 28-year-old should be a real boost for the Royals as they look to rebuild after relegation from the Premier League last season, and challenge for promotion once again this year.

With plenty of competition for places at PSG, the club were seemingly happy to let him leave the club as he did not feature in the first-team plans of new manager Laurent Blanc.

A statement on the club’s website read: “Paris Saint-Germain and Mohamed Sissoko have agreed to terminate the player’s contract with the capital club.

“He is now out of contract and free to sign with another European club.”

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