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Cooper finalises Millwall switch

Academy product joins London club on permanent transfer

28 July 2017

Reading Football Club have today agreed a deal with Millwall for the permanent transfer of Jake Cooper to The Den.

After playing 3(+2) times for the Royals in the first half of last season, the Academy-bred defender made 16(+2) appearances for the Lions after joining them on a loan spell in January.

And after helping the East London outfit to the League 1 play-offs last season – where they would eventually win promotion back to the Championship via a Wembley final against Bradford City – he now rejoins Neil Harris’s side on a permanent deal.

Another product of our prolific Academy, Cooper debuted in our first team at the age of 19 as a substitute against Ipswich Town at the beginning of the 2014/15 season.  And three months later, the centre-half netted his first goals for the club against their Anglian rivals Norwich City in a 2-1 victory at Carrow Road.

He would go on to make a total of 39(+15) senior appearances for Reading during his four years as a professional at Madejski Stadium, as well as winning five youth caps for England.

Jake now begins a new challenge with Millwall, and everyone at Reading Football Club would like to wish him every success for his career going forward.


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