Royals ditch striker deal
Reading have pulled out of a deal to sign Plymouth striker Bradley Wright-Phillips due to medical issues.
Last Updated: 12/01/11 10:04am
Reading have pulled out of a deal to sign Plymouth Argyle striker Bradley Wright-Phillips due to medical issues.
Skysports.com revealed over the weekend that Reading had lined up a deal to bring Wright-Phillips to the Madejski Stadium.
The 25-year-old, who has scored 13 goals this season, sat out Plymouth's away defeats by Bournemouth and Huddersfield in anticipation of the move.
However, the Royals have confirmed that they are no longer interested in signing the former Southampton attacker following the results of Wright-Phillips' medical.
Director of football Nick Hammond told the club's official website: "We are disappointed as Bradley is a fantastic young man, but there are currently some medical issues that prevent us from completing the deal at this time.
"I would like to thank Plymouth Argyle for their very professional approach in these discussions."
Blackpool had also been interested in Wright-Phillips prior to Reading's bid and it remains to be seen if the Premier League club go back in for the forward.