Chelsea midfielder Lucas Piazon has joined Reading on a season-long loan deal.
Piazon, 21, spent last season on loan at Borussia Monchengladbach in the Bundesliga, where he made 23 appearances and scored two goals.
Reading are managed by former Chelsea player and coach Steve Clarke and he is delighted to have secured the Brazilian’s services.
Clarke said: “Lucas is a very talented attacking player who can create chances and score goals.
“When we spoke I was impressed by both his maturity and desire to prove himself in English football after some loan moves to European leagues.
“I’m sure Lucas will bring something extra to our squad this season.”
Piazon has played once in the Premier League for Chelsea, and was named their young player of the year when they won the FA Youth Cup in 2012.
He came to the UK from Sao Paulo, moving to Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2011 and also has been on loan at Malaga in La Liga in 2012/13 and in the Dutch top flight with Vitesse Arnhem where he managed an impressive 11 goals in 2013/14.