Some Reading fans want Joao Virginia sent back to Everton already

A general view of Goodison Park before the Premier League match between Everton and Watford at Goodison Park on December 10, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

The Everton goalkeeper is on a season-long loan with Reading.

Joao Virginia of Reading looks on during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Reading and Chelsea at Madejski Stadium on July 28, 2019 in Reading, England.

Some Reading supporters have already seen enough of their on-loan Everton goalkeeper, Joao Virginia.

Virginia joined Reading on a season-long deal earlier in the summer, but has shipped five goals in his first two Championship outings for the Royals.

Both of those games ended in defeat. And although the Portuguese can hardly be blamed for his side's opening-weekend loss to Sheffield Wednesday, his role in Saturday's reverse against Hull has been justifiably scrutinised.


It was his failure to grasp Kamil Grosicki's tame shot which allowed Jarrod Bowen to score an early opener for the Tigers, who went on to win 2-1.

And for the following Reading fans a swift return to Everton should now be in store.











Virginia, who was on Arsenal's books before joining Everton a year ago, had never played any competitive senior football until this season.

But the 19-year-old is extremely highly-rated, having already been capped by Portugal's Under-21s.

Reading recently added the former Santos, Napoli, Sampdoria and Brazil international, Rafael, to their goalkeeping options.

Cabral Rafael goalkeeper of UC Sampdoria during the Serie A match between UC Sampdoria and Juventus at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on May 26, 2019 in Genoa, Italy.

Is it too early to write off the on-loan Everton goalkeeper?

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