Reading’s Manset joins Shanghai Shenhua on loan

Reading youngster Mathieu Manset has joined Chinese outfit Shanghai Shenhua on loan.

Reading youngster Mathieu Manset has joined Chinese outfit Shanghai Shenhua on loan.

The 22-year old French forward has signed a deal which will see him play in the Chinese Super League until June 30.

Royals boss Brian McDermott sees it as a good chance for Manset to get some regular game time whilst the former Hereford United man is looking forward to playing alongside ex-Chelsea star Nicolas Anelka who signed for the club in December.

"I don't necessarily want him to go, but he was adamant he wants to play games and I understand that," McDermott told the club's official website.

"He'll come back ready for pre-season. I've played in Hong Kong and it was a massive club in Asia, it'll be different for him, but also a good experience."

Manset added: "I'm excited to be going to a new country.

"I think I'll learn a lot with Nicolas Anelka. He's a France international. He's played for Chelsea and when I come back I'll be ready to play here and score goals."

 
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