Former Crystal Palace owner, and present TalkSPORT pundit, Simon Jordan, has labelled Dai Yongge's sale of the club's Bearwood training complex as 'the less of two evils' IF the club can still find a new buyer.

The Chinese billionaire has agreed to a period of exclusivity with Wycombe Wanderers for the £50m state-of-the-art facility in Wokingham.

This is reportedly to cover the club's financial shortfall of £1m for March.

Speaking to emotional Reading fans on TalkSPORT, controversial former Palace owner Jordan tried to add balance to the Royals fans' fears.

"I’m getting text messages from parties I know to be involved in the potential acquisition of your club that I know will proceed on the basis of trying to do a deal with this fella," he told Paul Mann of Elm Park Royals and Jim White. "What I would say, and I understand the emotivity of the language, when I bought Palace in 2000 it didn’t have a training ground. Ron Noades had sold all the assets of Crystal Palace, including owning the stadium himself, but it didn’t stop me from buying a football club and a training ground and investing in it.

"The loss of a training ground is a disappointment and the result of a trainwreck ownership model, but it is the lesser of two evils. If you can find somebody to remove this cuckoo from his demented nest, then Reading will be rebuilt, and training grounds reacquired. I understand the irritation and frustration of a rival taking advantage, but that’s business and that’s life."