Kelly departs Royals for Feyenoord

MIDFIELDER Liam Kelly has left Reading to join Dutch side Feyenoord on a three-year deal.

Kelly joined Reading as a schoolboy in 2004 before signing his first professional contract with the Berkshire club in 2013. He made his professional debut in August 2016 in the EFL Cup against Milton Keynes Dons and went on to make 94 appearances for the Royals, scoring nine goals.

The Irish midfielder will be reunited with former Reading manager Jaap Stam, who lead the Royals to the Championship play-off final in 2016/17 in his only full season in charge of the club.

Kelly became a favourite of Stam’s during his time at the Madejski Stadium, however fell out of favour after Stam left the club in March 2018.

Kelly issued a farewell statement to the Reading fans on Instagram: “From a boy to a man. From a fan to a first team player. It’s been my home since I signed as an 8 year-old boy, 15 years later, it’s time to say goodbye. Thank you Reading FC for an unforgettable journey.”

Published by
Andy Preston @@andypreston96
  • Recent Posts

    Chris Mason makes his debut as new host of BBC’s Any Questions? show with University of Reading recording

    A flagship BBC programme drew what’s thought to be a record audience of 540 people to see a historic broadcast… Read More

    41 mins ago

    MP Matt Rodda’s delight as more than 7,000 people sign Reading Gaol arts hub petition

    A CAMPAIGN to create a new arts centre for the greater Reading area has reached a new milestone today. Matt… Read More

    1 hour ago

    Crowds flock to Wokingham’s first Inspire Design Home Show

    FREE expert advice was brought to residents of Wokingham looking to renovate and improve their homes earlier this month. The… Read More

    7 hours ago

    Wokingham sees the light: schools start to have LED lighting installed

    ENERGY-SAVING tactics are being rolled out across the borough to reduce carbon emissions in local schools.  All Saints School in… Read More

    7 hours ago

    Charity Sport in Mind launches Socktober campaign to help its work on mental health

    A LOCAL charity has launched its Socktober campaign to promote physical activity as a means to improve wellbeing.  Sport in… Read More

    7 hours ago

    Wokingham’s unsung heroes wanted: nominate now for civic awards

    Nominations have now been opened for the 2020 civic awards Read More

    7 hours ago

    This website uses cookies.