Three of Reading's five loanees have announced their departure on social media with emotional messages for Royals fans.

With the club under a soft transfer embargo, no transfer fees can be paid and only one year deals can be offered.

This saw a whole host of short-term deals take place over the course of the 2021/22 campaign, including five stars borrowed from other clubs.

The season finished with a 1-0 defeat to Luton Town on Saturday, so players have taken to social media to say goodbye to supporters.


Danny Drinkwater



The former Premier League winner joined Reading from Chelsea in the summer and endured a mixed spell in Berkshire. 

Playing more than 30 times, he particularly impressed in the latter stages of the campaign as the side secured survival in the Championship.

Injured before the trip to Bedfordshire, the former England international released a message on Instagram on the day of the game.

Out of contract with the Blues in the summer, it is highly likely he will be loking for a new club in the transfer window.


Baba Rahman

Another on loan from last season's Champions League winners, the left back quickly endeared himself to the Royals faithful with his high intensity play and late-night Twitter posts.

Formerly of Schalke and Augsburg, the Ghana international was a regular in RG2 with 29 appearances.

Out of contract in 2024, he too will be likely be looking for a new adventure next season.


Tom Dele-Bashiru

Energetic and with an eye for a goal, the Watford loanee burst into life early on at Reading but saw game time lomited after the arrival of Paul Ince.

39 appearances is a great achievement for for the 22-year-old who had played just five first team matches before this campaign.

Capable of playing anywhere in the midfield, only Lucas Jaoa and John Swift have scored more this season than the Nigerian youth international.

With three more years under contract at Vicarage Road, expect to see Dele-Bashiru feature prominently for the Hornets in the Championship next time out.


It was not just loan signings that had messages for Reading fans after a difficult season.


Michael Morrison


Captain for most of the season, 34-year-old Morrison was a mainstay in the defence this season- evn chipping in with two goals.

Joining on a free in 2019, the former Birmingham City captain in out of contract in the summer and it remains unknown as to whether he will be staying in Berkshire or moving on.


Tom McIntyre

A fan favourite, the Academy graduate has chipped in with some crucial goals to keep the club in the Championship.

A Reading boy through and through, he is one of only seven players contracted beyond the summer and looks set to remain in RG2 next season.