READING FC outcast Adrian Popa has left Madejski Stadium to join Saudi Arabian side Al-Taawoun on a six-month loan deal, the player has announced.

Romanian international Popa has reportedly sought a move away from the club for several months following a lack of first team football.

In fact, the last time he featured for Royals was a cameo appearance from the bench in their 2-2 draw with Cardiff City on December 11.

The 29-year-old winger asked boss Jaap Stam if he could appear regularly for the club's Under 23s side to keep up his fitness.

And it appears he has now sealed a loan move in order to get more playing time.

The winger posted the news on Instagram and said the loan will expire on June 30.

Reading Chronicle:

A post on Popa's Instagram page reveals he has left Reading FC

Popa made a total of 16 Championship appearances for Reading, scoring once.