Dutch winger Roy Beerens is close to signing for English Championship side Reading FC.

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beerens herhThe 28-year-old has been deemed surplus to requirements at German club Hertha Berlin, and is now set to sign a three-year deal with Reading, who are managed by Dutchman Jaap Stam.

The two clubs have an agreement on a fee which is believed to be €600,000 and Beerens is set to arrive in England to undergo his medical and should be presented by the club on Thursday.

Speaking to GetReading, Stam confirmed the deal was close, “I know that Brain Tervreden is in talks with him – I don’t know if the deal is finished or not – but we are in talks.

“Roy played in Germany, he played at a high level over there and he knows what to do when you ask something of him.

“He’s very good with the ball at his feet, he’s got a great dribble. He can play on the left or on the right side. He’s right-footed but can play very well from the left.

“He can get past players and he can score goals himself. Hopefully it’s going to go through because we need a squad with good players as we have a lot of games.”

Beerens started his career with PSV Eindhoven, but only made nine league appearances for the club before joining Heerenveen in 2007. The winger spent four years with the Frisians, making 125 league appearances and scoring 25 goals before signing for AZ Alkmaar. In three years with AZ, Beerens scored 13 times in the Eredivisie before moving to Germany with Hertha Berlin. However, Beerens hasn’t been a hit in the Bundesliga, making 32 appearances in two years.

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