Madejski proudly says Sigurdsson represents “the Reading way”.
He told the London Evening Standard: “We grow our own and have produced some very good players through our academy. Sigurdsson is a great example of this. He came here at 14, went through our youth academy. We sold him in the summer of 2010 to Hoffenheim for a substantial amount of money. We didn’t particularly want to sell him but had to. It helped save the club that season.”