When Ruben Semedo was leaving Sporting, it was common to read about the many millions the Lions expected to make with his sale.

The Portuguese defender was really doing well at the time, and left Portugal in a €14m deal in 2017 to join Villarreal in Spain.

But things didn’t go well for him there, especially when he was arrested for kidnapping, aggression and illegal gun possession, which stopped his career for a few months until he was bailed out.

Now on loan at Huesca, he’s not wanted by manager Francisco Vílchez, and that’s where other clubs start getting linked.

This week, Portuguese outlet O Jogo claims that Marítimo and Reading are two of the clubs who are keen on signing Semedo from Villareal.

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O Jogo doesn’t have many details about the chase, just recalling that Reading are now managed by Portuguese boss José Gomes.

The outlet also points out that Semedo’s passport is currently withheld and he needs permission from the court to leave Spain. So the Royals wouldn’t just have a standard procedure to sign the defender.