Matt Miazga is reportedly on the verge of rejoining EFL Championship side Reading on a season-long loan.
According to Get Reading, Miazga passed a medical with the club earlier on Monday and is set to rejoin from Chelsea. Miazga made 18 appearances for the Royals last season on-loan in the January Transfer Window.
Understand Miazga to #readingfc is a done deal. Season long loan. Medical passed earlier today
— Jonathan Low (@jonathanl50) July 22, 2019
The 24-year-old defender helped Jose Gomez’s side fight off relegation and remain in the English second-tier. In the 18 matches that Miazga appeared in last season, Reading averaged 1.3 points per game, while only 0.8 in the 28 matches before Miazga’s arrival.
After an unsuccessful loan-spell with Ligue 1 side Nantes, Miazga will now fight for a starting spot in Gomez’s squad and help the Royals aim for Premier League promotion.
Miazga joined Chelsea in 2016 from the New York Red Bulls, but has only made two senior appearances. A winner of 17 caps with the U.S. Men’s National Team, Miazga is coming off a runners-up place in the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup with Gregg Berhalter’s side.
Reading open their EFL Championship schedule on Aug. 3rd against Sheffield Wednesday at home.
I am sure people will cheerlead this, but they didn’t buy, and end of the season we start over again. CFC is obviously not really interested and didn’t even kick the tires between seasons.
Would be nice if Miazga & Supa’ Nova, are both in the starting XI, for Reading when the season begins!!
The competition at CB for the USMNT is going to be fierce. Between Brooks, Long, Miazga, Zimmerman, CCV & EPB we should be able to field a strong CB pairing without having to see guys like Omar ever again.
At this stage Miazga & the rest need to be seeing consistent minutes and playing well to fend off the younger generation.
I think this is a good deal for Mia. Weird stat to offer above tho. Wouldn’t some sort of defensive stat, goals allowed, been more appropriate? They needed him in the center last season and he likely starts. Good for club, good for player. Pushing for promotion…don’t know about that one!