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EFL owner ready to sell club’s training ground as furious fans demand action over ‘asset stripping’

READING fans are demanding action after accusing owner Dai Yongge of asset stripping.

The Royals are up for sale after months of crisis which saw the club relegated from the Championship last season before receiving a points deduction for financial irregularities this term.

Dai Yongge has placed Reading's training ground up for sale

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Dai Yongge has placed Reading’s training ground up for saleCredit: Rex Features
The Royals train at Bearwood Park

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The Royals train at Bearwood ParkCredit: Getty

Owner Yongge is now willing to sell after months of protests which saw games delayed and one even suspended.

He has now stated he will continue funding the club until a new owner is found – but he has now placed the training ground up for sale.

Reading released a statement confirming the news from Yongge and CEO Dayong Pang.

It read: “Mr Dai is currently evaluating every option at present to secure sufficient funding until new ownership is confirmed. In doing so, he is open to the sale of Bearwood Park, should an appropriate offer be received.

“Whilst dialogue with potential new ownership groups are progressing, as of today no single party has been granted exclusivity.

“Mr Dai and representatives will continue to liaise with interested parties and hope to move forward at the earliest possible opportunity.

“Further communication with substantive developments will come as appropriate.”

But the statement has been met with backlash as fans have accused the owner of asset stripping.

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It comes after Reading flogged a number of promising young talents in January.

One fan said: “Congratulations. You’ve just openly announced your intentions and willingness to asset strip the club. Utter, club, killers, the both of you.”

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Another added: “Nowhere near a sale, very near to the end of this football club. Asset thieving fraudsters.”

And a third wrote: “Yeah we’re completely f****d. Asset stripping at its finest. Just sell the club.”

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