READING FC was taken to court by a teenage fan – after they sold his favourite player.
Fan Jon McGhee, 13, bought a Â£42 Reading FC shirt – with hero Gylfi Sigurdsson’s name on the back – using his birthday money last July.
But in August the club sold the player to German club Hoffenheim – so the family took the club to court for a refund, saying Sigurdsson had recently been given a contract by Reading, implying he was there for the long term.
The club agreed to settle out of court and paid Â£72 to include legal costs.
McGhee, who remains a fan despite the row, said: “For anybody else in the same position, this just shows it is well worth pursuing it.”
Club spokesman Craig Mortimer said: “We only settled because the hearing was right up in ÂMiddlesbrough. For the time and effort, it was far more logical to settle.”