ADAM Le Fondre is to get his wish to play at a higher level after Reading agreed a deal with Rotherham United last night for the little goalscorer.
The Championship club entered the chase for Le Fondre this week and came up with a deal that was satisfactory to Rotherham who had slapped on a valuation of around half a million pounds and insisted they would hold out for something around that figure.
The player, aged 24, travelled to Reading yesterday to undergo a medical but neither club responded to speculation bubbling up through the day that he was bound for the Madejski Stadium.
Sheffield Wednesday had made several failed bids for him.
It was fully expected that Le Fondre would leave before next week’s transfer window and there were whispers earlier this week that he wouldn’t be a Millers player this weekend.
Millers manager Andy Scott says he had a contingency plan in hand in case a Le Fondre deal was was completed ahead of today’s visit of third-placed Gillingham.
“You have to have something in place. I had to be ready to move,” said Scott who does have time to bring someone in for today’s game.
Le Fondre leaves after scoring 58 goals in 105 appearances since arriving two years ago in a £125,000 deal from Rochdale who had a sell-on clause in the original deal.