Manchester City youngster George Evans has agreed a deal to join Reading, sources have told TEAMtalk.
Evans is understood to have held talks and undergone a medical at Reading after the Championship club agreed an undisclosed fee for the 21-year-old.
The midfielder, who has come the ranks at City playing at every age group since the age of five, was due to be out of contract at the end of the season and the club have reluctantly agreed to let him leave with the player unlikely to break into Manuel Pellegrini’s star-studded first-team line-up.
Evans, who can also play at centre-back, had been on loan at Walsall since October and his performances for the League One club have caught the eye of several clubs.
Manchester City recalled Evans early from a loan spell at Walsall last weekend after a number of clubs made offers for the City trainee.
Brentford were hoping to land Evans with Bees boss Dean Smith a big admirer of the player having signed him on loan while he was in charge of Walsall.
However, Reading have moved quickly to fend off the interest from Brentford and he is set to become the club’s first signing of the January transfer window