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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.

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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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