Reading have signed Chelsea defender Nathan Ake on loan for a month, the club have confirmed.
The 20-year-old is one of Chelsea’s most highly rated youth players and has experience in the Champions League, Europa League, Premier League and the FA Cup.
It seems Steve Clarke has once again used his contacts at Chelsea to get his side a new signing. Perhaps his most famous loan signing from Chelsea was Romelu Lukaku who shone under his influence at West Brom.
He signed Nathaniel Chalobah on loan from Chelsea in January and has also managed to get the best out of him during his time there, where he’s become a crucial player.
Clarke told Reading’s official website: “I’m delighted to add a player of Nathan’s quality to our first team squad at this important time of the season.
“He has been a fixture in Chelsea’s first team squad this season and we are grateful that Chelsea have allowed him to join us here at Reading to get some competitive minutes on the pitch.
“He is a very talented player who I have been aware of for some time and I look forward to working with Nathan in the coming weeks.”
Ake signed a new five year deal Stamford Bridge in 2013 and was an unused sub in their Capital One Cup final win this year.
Reading have had a poor season in the Sky Bet Championship this year and have accumulated 44 points this season, but do have an FA Cup semi-final against Arsenal to look forward to.