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🗣 First words from new signing Semedo

Our Benfica loanee’s first interview

6 October 2020

After spending a year on loan in England with Nottingham Forest in 2019-20, new arrival Alfa Semedo is excited to be back on these shores to join the Royals.

His loan move from Benfica was completed on Sunday evening; he embarks on a new journey at Madejski Stadium.

“I think it’s a good club, and nice for me as a young player,” Semedo said. “The league is good too and last year I enjoyed it here, so Reading is a good club for me.

“I enjoyed everything in England – the football, the fans, the atmosphere.”

The 23-year-old could debut when the international break is over, as we travel to Middlesbrough on Saturday 17th October.


He’s feeling fit and ready… and hopeful of helping the side continue the strong start to the season.

“I like to play in midfield – but that depends on where the coach wants to put me and I will do anything for the team,” he continued. “I am here for the team and my teammates.

“I feel ready, but it will depend on the manager to see… but I feel ready to play. I’m excited to meet the other players and the manager.

“The team has started so good – I pray that we can continue like this!”

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