Bikey on verge of Royals move
By Andrew Scurr
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Lokomotiv Moscow defender Andre Bikey appears set to join Reading on loan.
Lokomotiv Moscow defender Andre Bikey appears set to make his 'dream' move to The Premiership by joining Reading on a season-long loan deal.
The 21-year-old had a spell on trial with The Royals earlier in the month and despite being sent off in a friendly against Orgryte IS, Steve Coppell had hinted at the possibility of bringing the stopper to the club.
However, Bikey's chances of a permanent switch to England were harmed by the red card, with Coppell preferring to test out his temperament during a loan spell.
The Cameroon defender has flown to England to undergo a medical and rubber stamp his loan switch.
Bikey is hoping to establish himself in the Reading starting line-up on a regular basis during his season at the club and could make his switch to the Madejski Stadium permanent if he impresses.
"I have dreamed of playing in a serious league like England for a long time so I am heading for Reading with serious intent to establishing a place in the first team," Bikey told Russian newspaper Sport Express.