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."