Reading complete signing of striker Rakels

Date published: Friday 29th January 2016 11:54

Brian McDermot: Signed striker

Reading have completed the signing of Latvia striker Deniss Rakels.

The 23-year-old forward has joined the Royals from Polish club Cracovia from an undisclosed fee and he has signed a contract to keep him at the club until the summer of 2018 with an option of a further year extension.

Rakels has scored a total of 15 goals this season in 22 games for for the Krakow-based club, who sit third in the top tier of Polish football.

“I’m delighted that we’ve completed the signing of Deniss,” Brian McDermott told the club’s official club website.

“I spoke to Kaspars Gorkss, who is the Latvia captain and who played here for me of course – and he spoke really highly of Deniss, so I’m really pleased he has decided to join us.”

Reading are currently 15th  in the Championship.

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