Some Reading fans are mocking Joao Virginia after on-loan Everton 'keeper gets international call

General view of Everton crest on side of the stand ahead of the Premier League match between Everton FC and Fulham FC at Goodison Park on September 29, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Virginia left Everton for Reading on a season-long deal in the summer transfer window.

goalkeeper Joao Virginia of Portugal U20 during the FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019 group F match between Portugal U20 and Argentina U20at Bielsko-Biala Stadium on May 28, 2019 in Bielsko-...

Some Reading fans are reacting on Twitter after their on-loan Everton goalkeeper, Joao Virginia, was called up by Portugal Under-21s. 

Virginia left Everton on a season-long deal in the summer transfer window, but has shipped five goals in his two Championship outings for Reading.

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 their August reverse to Hull was 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 some of a Reading persuasion, a swift return to Everton was required for Virginia at the time.

While that has not quite happened, Virginia has appeared just once since then and made another slip up in the Royals' League Cup defeat to Wolves - failing to keep out Bruno Jordao's daisy-cutter - costing him a place in the matchday 18 altogether.

Bruno Jordao of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 1-0 during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Reading FC at Molineux...

And this is what is being said on Twitter after the teenager was named in his country's squad to face the Netherlands this week...






Reading fans - can the Everton man still have a positive impact in Berkshire?

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