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‘He could prove to be a shrewd addition’ – Chelsea player joins Championship club: Opinion

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Reading have made their second loan signing of the January window, after midfielder Lewis Baker joined on loan until the end of the season, as confirmed on the Royals’ club website.

The 23-year-old had agreed a season-long loan with Leeds in June, but his parent club cut it short after he made just two league starts for the league leaders.

Baker, whose only Chelsea appearance was in 2014, has also had loan spells at Vitesse Arnhem and Middlesbrough.

So is Baker a good signing for Reading?

We discuss…..

Louie Chandler

“I think so.

“Reading certainly needed a bit more competition for places in the middle of the park and Baker certainly offers that.

“Whilst he struggled to prove himself at Elland Road, he has certainly shown enough quality in the past to prove he could be a good signing.”

Jay Taylor

“Despite having underwhelming loans at Middlesbrough and Leeds, I think Reading could be the perfect home for the Chelsea loanee.

“He is sure to play a higher percentage of games at the Madejski than if he was still at Leeds where he failed to find any type of consistency in the side.

“Baker is exactly what Reading need, and he could prove to be a shrewd addition.”

Gary Hutchinson

“I think so.

“Leeds didn’t see the best of him, but he’s a talented lad.

“He does need to be a success at Reading though.

“He’s surely on his last legs at Chelsea and the Royals have to get some benefit before it’s too late.”

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