Shorey keeping open mind
Nicky Shorey admits it would be 'daft' to make any guarantees about his Reading future.
Last Updated: 06/09/07 4:31pm
Nicky Shorey admits it would be 'daft' to make any guarantees about his Reading future, with the club open to a January sale.
Reading want the England international to prolong his commitment to the club, with Shorey under contract until 2009.
He was chased by West Ham United during the summer transfer window, with The Royals rejecting a 'derisory' £4million offer.
Shorey is keeping an open mind about his future, but insists his commitment to his current team will not waver.
"It would be daft for any player to say he would be here or there this time next year," Shorey told the Reading Post.
"All I know is I will continue to work as hard as I can and give my all to Reading.
"I am as fully committed to the club now as I have been over the last six years I have been here."
Meanwhile, director of football Nick Hammond concedes the club may look into selling Shorey when the transfer window reopens.
Hammond told the Reading Chronicle: "We're desperately keen to keep Nicky here, but success brings interest from elsewhere and we have to accept that.
"However, we have to do what's right for Reading and selling Nicky in the transfer winodw wasn't right, certainly not for the money offered.
"Now this gives us more time. We'll let the dust settle then return to Nicky and try to persuade him to stay.
"If he's still of the mindset that he doesn't want to commit to us, we will have to see where we are in the next transfer window or next summer."