Reading sign Ajax midfielder Pelle Clement

Date published: Thursday 29th June 2017 1:15

Reading have signed midfielder Pelle Clement from Ajax for an undisclosed fee, subject to international clearance.

Clement, 21, who is reunited with former Ajax reserve-team boss Jaap Stam, has agreed a three-year deal and is Reading’s first summer signing.

“Pelle is a player who comes to us from Jong Ajax, having been involved in the first-team squad over in Amsterdam last season,” Royals manager Stam told the club’s official website.

“He is quick, technically good and has good stamina – and is capable of playing in midfield, up front or in the wide or wing-back positions. So I’m pleased to have him with us here in Reading.”

Clement progressed through Ajax’s academy and scored twice on his first-team debut last season after stepping off the bench in the KNVB Cup.

He teams back up with former Jong Ajax coaches Stam, Andries Ulderink and Said Bakkati.

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