Joao joined Wednesday in the summer of 2015 and in October of that year was one of three Owls players on target in the 3-0 win over Arsenal to reach the quarter-finals of the League Cup (BBC Sport).
However, the 25-year-old marksman's time at Hillsborough has been somewhat inconsistent, with some great displays followed up by more frustrating performances.
In addition, he has netted double figures just once in his four full seasons at Wednesday, while his time at the club included a loan stint at Blackburn Rovers in 2017.
Here is how some Owls fans have reacted on Twitter to Joao's switch to Reading:
All the best Lucas. You’ve got everything if you put your mind to it. Best of luck, apart from against us.— Andy McElwaine (@andymcelwaine) 6 August 2019
Totally agree. Magic in his boots, but not sure he has the heart or mind for it. No hard feelings from me, but a good move for both parties. Good luck to the lad— Matt Summerhill (@MattSummerhill) 6 August 2019
All the best Lucas!— Jill (@RlJill) 6 August 2019
Maybe! Not unhappy he’s gone though personally— Jill (@RlJill) 6 August 2019
I'm actually gutted mate! Totally wrong move I think. Rhodes/Winnall/Nuhiu All should have gone before him— Nicholas Buckley (@NickBuckley16) 6 August 2019
Cool now announce Hector— (@PenneyWxrld) 6 August 2019
cheers for the memories lucas, a class player when you want to be, made up for it with the insta stories, gonna miss them, will always remember that goal against united while it lasted— Arxhie (@PelupessySZN) 6 August 2019
Good luck Lucas gutted tbf. But situation dictates. Hopefully strengthen other areas.— AA (@ANDYOWL82) 6 August 2019
Worse decision the club has made in the last 10 years— Richard Norman (@RichNorman23) 6 August 2019
Rather disappointed tbh— Owen (@owen_ryan7) 6 August 2019
Good Luck Lucas.— Nathan ⚽ (@SWFC83) 6 August 2019
Still think he's got big potential, just shame we couldn't get it out of him consistently.
Joao made 128 appearances for Wednesday and scored 29 goals, including a late strike against the Royals on the opening day of the 2019-20 campaign at the Madejski Stadium.
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