Shorey Snubs Another Offer

Last updated : 29 June 2007 By Footy Mad - Editor

Shorey has admitted that talk of interest from West Ham and Newcastle is 'flattering', but the left-back appears to be happy to stay at Reading.

The Madejski Stadium is hardly St James' Park, let's be honest, but that appears to be where he wants to play his football next season. 

He earned his first international cap for England, and Reading are currently in talks with Shorey's agent regarding a new deal hoping to keep away clubs trying to poach him. 

Shorey: "I've been happy at Reading for a long time now but we'll just have to see what happens.

"I'm going into the talks wanting to sort out my future with the club because I've done well at Reading.

"I've gone through the divisions with them and my time here really couldn't have gone better. Reading will always be special to me no matter what happens.

"I'll always think of them as my club, and in my time here it has just been success after success and hopefully that will continue.

"I got my opportunity with England by playing at Reading and that's a credit to the club. It also shows that you can play for a so-called 'smaller' club and still get recognised for England."

"I've always wanted to do as well as I can, and when you do well, speculation will always be there.

"To be honest, though, I can never say never. Football is one of those sports where people move around all the time, but you just can't know if rumours like that are true or not."