Ghana international Andy Yiadom has renewed his stay at English Championship side Reading FC by signing a new three-year contract, the club announced Friday.
The 30-year-old right-back will thus stay on with the Madejski Stadium outfit until 2025.
“Reading are delighted to announce that Andy Yiadom, the man crowned ‘Player of the Season’ by our supporters last month, has completed the paperwork on a new three-year contract at the club.
“The experienced all-action right-back will now be in blue and white hoops until 2025, and the club now may well have at least one representative at this year’s Fifa World Cup in Qatar when Ghana take on Portugal, South Korea, and Uruguay towards the end of the year,” read a statement on the club’s website.
Reading head coach Paul Ince described desire, commitment, fight, determination, and leadership as reasons why the club decided to continue with Yiadom.
“Andy epitomised everything we were hoping to see when Alex and I arrived at the club last season – desire, commitment, fight, determination, leadership, and a real hunger to win,” explained Ince.
“Defensively and offensively, he has been a fantastic player during the four years he has spent at the club to date and I am delighted he has agreed to be part of what we are trying to build here at Reading.”
Last season, Yiadom made a total of 38 starts for the Royals, absent for a period only in January when he represented Ghana at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Cameroon alongside fellow full-back Baba Rahman.
In the fight for Championship survival, he played through the pain barrier with a broken toe for the club’s cause, helping us earn the points we needed to be sure of second-tier status with games to spare come the season’s climax.
In total, the former Barnsley skipper has totted up 132 appearances for the club since signing in the summer of 2018, scoring four goals – the most recent of which came in front of a near-full house at the Select Car Leasing Stadium when we took on Coventry City in our 150th-anniversary match.