Reading sign Ajax midfielder Pelle Clement

Date published: Thursday 29th June 2017 1:15 - admin

(L-R) Pelle Clement of Jong Ajax, Odysseus Velanas of Jong FC Utrecht during the Jupiler League match between jong Ajax and Jong FC Utrecht at De Toekomst on April 03, 2017 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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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