There are a number of articles out there quoting Reading’s Shane Long at £20M, and that’s a little amazing.
Shane Long – worth around £5M?
That monetary figure came from Reading Chairman John Madejski, who was asked how much Shane was worth, and he mentioned the figure of £20M in jest.
We’re sure that John would love to get £20M for his Irish International striker, but he’s probably worth around £5M.
Glasgow Celtic would hardly be interested in the player, if he was valued at £20M – they just don’t have that kind of money.
The more we think about Shane in a black and white shirt, the more we think he could be a decent buy for the club.
Remember, in Reading’s FA Cup runs over the last few years, he was outstanding against some of the top Premier League sides, like Liverpool.
It seems, if we are to believe the local Newcastle papers, that Shane is indeed a target for Newcastle and for £5M, he could be a decent acquisition.
What do you think?