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Sonko Reveals Possible Town Move
Sonko Reveals Possible Town Move
Thursday, 11th Aug 2011 23:04

Former Reading and Stoke central defender Ibrahima Sonko has hinted that he’s on the way to join the Blues. The 30-year-old has been on trial back with the Royals for the last few weeks but has not been offered a contract.

Earlier this evening, the Senegalese international tweeted that he may be reunited with his one-time Reading team-mate Ívar Ingimarsson: “There was not a follow up from Reading. It looks like I could meet with my friend Ívar again soon instead.”

Later, he added: "Nothing done but heard from my agent that I'm an option that they're really looking into, and talking to them so we'll see."

Born in Bignona, Senegal but having moved to France as a baby, Sonko began his career with Town’s old UEFA Cup foes St Etienne, moving on to Grenoble, where he made his first senior appearances, in 1999.

Three years later, he joined Brentford, the 6ft 3in tall defender spending two seasons at Griffin Park before joining Reading on a Bosman in 2004.

Capped four times by Senegal, scoring one goal, Sonko became a cult hero at the Madejski Stadium and acquired the nickname ‘Superman’ for his exceptional leaping ability as he helped Steve Coppell’s side into the Premier League.

Stoke paid an initial £2 million for his services in August 2008 but his time at the Britannia Stadium was less successful. Loans at Hull City and Portsmouth followed, before he was released at the end of last season.

Sonko rejoined Reading on trial this summer and played in a number of pre-season games but was not offered a deal by his old club.

Town boss Paul Jewell is very much in the market for another central defender with Sonko’s ex-team-mate Ingimarsson set to miss Saturday’s game against Hull with a thigh injury and Damien Delaney having returned to training today having turned his ankle in last week’s win at Bristol City.

Sonko is not the player who Jewell revealed Town had made an offer for earlier in the week, with that target, believed to be Liverpool's Daniel Ayala, contracted to a club.


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ITFC_Jenx added 23:08 - Aug 11
Please let it be true. Sonko is superman.
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bluelady added 23:17 - Aug 11
Readings loss.......
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thorpedo added 23:17 - Aug 11
Please no! Maybe for a month as an emergency but he's always looked like a Headless chicken to me.
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jert16 added 23:18 - Aug 11
get him in, in time to play sat
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Smithy added 23:19 - Aug 11
Ho hum, truly shocking player, makes Diallo look world class
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robdaful added 23:21 - Aug 11
Would be a good signing.

Maybe a year contract with the option of triggering 1 or 2 years,
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Smithy added 23:22 - Aug 11
Ho hum, truly shocking player, makes Diallo look world class
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martleshamitfc added 23:25 - Aug 11
If fit maybe good as a back up? or could be a Mark Fish (he was good once) but the worst centre back ever to wear the Blue shirt!! No thank you.
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IP3 added 23:27 - Aug 11
things just get worse...
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CGH added 23:30 - Aug 11
Go for it. He could join the ranks of Shittu and Bikey as tanks at the back.
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MattinLondon added 23:30 - Aug 11
Nothing like a good young signing...

Seriously,he would be a good signing but only on a short one-year contract which he probably wouldn't sign
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NottsBlue added 23:35 - Aug 11
A bit of a panic buy? Definitely not the answer but will do the job until the answer is found!
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ITFCMonk added 23:36 - Aug 11
Quality player!! just what we need! always thought we should of gone for him..
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Mungo added 23:36 - Aug 11
Has had a poor few years following a bad move to Stoke but was pretty awesome at Reading. Could do a decent enough job for Town I think...
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BlueMaverick added 23:38 - Aug 11
Get him in, we need a centre back and he could fit the bill for the time being!! With the leadbitter money + a bit more of the wickham money we can get at least another player in then we can use loan market feom september if required!!
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itfcjc added 23:46 - Aug 11
Sonko is superman
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Tractorog added 23:47 - Aug 11
Perhaps he meant he will join Ivar in the infirmary?
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marcus139 added 23:50 - Aug 11
Ipswich are the a team. We will be signing howling mad murdoch and ba barracas next. A team of mercenaries.
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Sindre94 added 00:02 - Aug 12
Moaners please keep quiet, I think he's good.
He's also quick! could do good, coyb!
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martleshamitfc added 00:08 - Aug 12
Think Delaney wil be fit to play on Saturday and hope Ainsley is given his chance, did well on Tuesday and at the moment probably better than Tommy Smith? otherwise Mark Kennedy can slot in to do a job for one game.
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essexblues added 00:11 - Aug 12
well that's 2 Reading rejects we have now,lvar is injury prone so Reading let him go,sonko goes on trial at Reading and they don't offer him a contract but we do!!!!
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taylor15 added 00:19 - Aug 12
please no.
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arc added 00:22 - Aug 12
Is he as good as Beckenbauer? No? Then, forget it! We have Jack Ainsley.
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DiamondGezzer added 07:29 - Aug 12
As commented, sounds like a panic buy. IF he signs, only time will tell. PJ and his team do seem to have the knack of getting the best out of players.
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Dissboyitfc added 07:55 - Aug 12
There's nothing like a good young signing, And he is nothing like a good young signing,..... COYB
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