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Reading reject Owls Antonio offer

Reading reject Owls Antonio offer

Wednesday have had a bid for former loan star Michail Antonio rejected by Premier League-bound Reading, according to reports.

The Reading Post has reported that the Royals have knocked back an initial offer of £350,000 for the wing wizard, who played a major role in helping Wednesday to automatic promotion to the Championship.

Manager Dave Jones is keen to bring Antonio to Hillsborough on a permanent deal this summer but Wednesday will have to up their bid for the 22-year-old, with the Royals reportedly wanting double the money.

The player is unlikely to get a look-in at the Madejski Stadium next season. He was only a bit-part player for the club in the Championship and Reading's promotion to the Premier League, coupled with the signing of Gareth McClearly, will see him fall further down the pecking order.

It's up to Owls chairman Milan Mandaric to up the offer if Wednesday want to get their man. Antonio scored five goals in 14 appearances for the Owls, one of which came in the crucial 2-0 victory over Wycombe Wanderers on the final day of the season that clinched Wednesday's promotion.



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Writer:Nick
Date:Friday May 25 2012
Time: 11:32AM

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Comments

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Buisness that's all, there not going to accept that offer Not when he could of been bought for £200k before he went on loan to us.
OWL25
25/05/2012 11:53:00
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DJ & MM are just testing the water with this one. I'm sure some negotiations will be taking place very soon & they'll have thier man by end of June. UTO
Leedsowl99
25/05/2012 12:00:00
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Double it and he is ours I think
Aston_Owl
25/05/2012 14:28:00
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Hope so cos we missed out on Marshall cos of this.
ollyowl70
25/05/2012 15:03:00
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the fear is if you want to ***** a football club off make a derogatory offer like we did with Le Fondre fingers crossed though
andymac-scoresagoal
25/05/2012 20:32:00
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I think we partly missed out on Marshall too because of the division we were in at the time.
TheMightyBoosh
25/05/2012 20:46:00
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Don't be stingy Milan, we need the boy signed.
RatherRandomOwl
26/05/2012 12:55:00
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if we wanna go somewere this year then we need to get the lad signed get him brought milan !
retfordowl1867
26/05/2012 14:23:00
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I think 500k would be a fair price for both parties
Kettering OWL 1963
27/05/2012 23:15:00
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We still have to be sensible financially. Had Reading accepted the 350k we would have been saying what a coup. It's just a shame it was made public. We have a number of positions we need to strengthen so no need to go crazy and bid high unnecessarily. I think like Kettering Owl that 500k (with possible add ons) would be enough. The player has said he would like to sign of us so that means something!
TheMightyBoosh
28/05/2012 00:47:00
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