Reading reportedly can’t afford available Norwich ace Nelson Oliveira after promotion pay rise

Nelson Oliveira of Norwich reactsl during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Norwich City at Craven Cottage on October 18, 2016 in London, England.

Reading took Norwich City’s Nelson Oliveira on loan last season.

Nelson Oliveira of Norwich reactsl during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Norwich City at Craven Cottage on October 18, 2016 in London, England.

According to a report by Get Reading, Championship club Reading can’t afford to sign Norwich City’s Nelson Oliveira on his current wages after the Norwich City man has been dealt a promotion pay rise.

The Portuguese striker spent the past six months on loan at Reading, making a big impression and helping the Berkshire club preserve their Championship status despite suffering a hamstring injury late on.

Oliveira scored three goals in nine starts for Reading, including a winner in a 2-1 victory over Norwich City’s biggest rivals Ipswich Town at Portman Road.

 

The Royals seemingly want to sign the 27-year-old permanently, and Norwich are reportedly open to letting him leave Carrow Road after the striker fell out of favour with manager Daniel Farke.

Following the Canaries’ promotion, however, Oliveira has been rewarded with a pay rise as per a clause in his contract and his current salary, expected to be nearer to £30,000 per week, is way over Reading’s budget.

Reading are also said to be in a ‘soft transfer embargo’ amid Financial Fair Play rules, meaning they won’t be able to sign anyone this summer with approval from the Football League first.

Reading's Nelson Oliveira celebrates scoring his side's first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bolton Wanderers and Reading at Macron Stadium on January 29, 2019 in...

Oliveira, who is continuing to train at Reading, has one year left on his Norwich deal.

Even if the Norfolk club were happy to let him go on the cheap, his reported wages would cause most Championship clubs a problem let alone Reading who are likely to be nearer the bottom in terms of overall budgets.

Nelson Oliveira of Norwich shoots at goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Norwich City at Craven Cottage on October 18, 2016 in London, England.

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