Thursday, January 3, 2013
Rogic EPL transfer talks still ongoing
Transfer negotiations are ongoing for key Central Coast Mariners playmaker Tomas Rogic, who looks set for a move to English Premier League club Reading.The English club has offered a reported fee in the region of $A600,000 for the 20-year-old emerging star.It means Rogic could be playing in England's top tier just a year after signing his first professional contract with the Mariners.That would mark another impressive instalment in the rapid rise of the youngster, who made his Socceroos debut in November."We have been in discussions with Reading and both clubs are fairly satisfied with what's on the table and now it's up to Tom to reach a personal agreement with Reading," chairman Peter Turnbull confirmed earlier this week.It's the second time Reading, who are currently locked in a relegation battle, have tried to secure Rogic's services.The Royals attempted to sign him 13 months ago after scouting him from the UK Nike Academy but Rogic was a denied a work permit.The Mariners released a brief statement on Friday saying a deal had yet to be finalised."Central Coast Mariners FC wish to advise that negotiations regarding the potential transfer of Tomas Rogic are ongoing," the club said."The club will update members, supporters and media should significant developments in the negotiation process occur."Until such time, Central Coast Mariners FC has no further comment to make on this matter."