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Reading boss McDermott: UAE players too rich for Premier League

Reading boss Brian McDermott admits players in the UAE cost too much for Premier League clubs to consider.

He said Reading do not have a scout based in the Middle East and nor do they feel it essential. Players here cost too much money, appears to be the common perception.

"As I understand it, the money out here is phenomenal," McDermott told The National. "If you have a player being paid tax-free, then you are going to have pay a lot of money to get them.

"And I would say if you ever do find a player who desperately wants to come to Europe and is good enough then you should take him, because he won't be coming for the money."

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