Reading's Le Fondre happy proving Arsenal, Villa scouts wrong

Reading midfielder Adam Le Fondre is thrilled to be in the Premier League.

Reading midfielder Adam Le Fondre is thrilled to be in the Premier League.

There was to be no ­pampered start to this ­football career. Le Fondre went to the famous Crewe academy, then Stockport, ­Rochdale, Rotherham...

"I was 17 or 18 when Aston Villa and ­Arsenal had a look. Nothing happened,” he said. “But now I am in the ­Premier League, all that travelling round to the likes of Accrington was worth it.”

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