Reading have signed Chelsea’s Dutch midfielder Nathan Ake on loan for a month.

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ake chelAke has joined the Championship side on an initial one month loan until the 22nd of April, but the deal can be extended if the young Dutchman impresses.

The versatile 20-year-old, who can play in midfield, or in defence signed a five year deal with Chelsea last season, but he has made only four first team appearances this season.

Speaking to the official Reading website, boss Steve Clarke said, “I’m delighted to add a player of Nathan’s quality to our first team squad at this important time of the season. He has been a fixture in Chelsea’s first team squad this season and we are grateful that Chelsea have allowed him to join us here at Reading to get some competitive minutes on the pitch. He is a very talented player who I have been aware of for some time and I look forward to working with Nathan in the coming weeks.”

The 13 time Netherlands U21 international has been left out of the Jong Oranje squad for the tie with France on the 30th of March so can join up with his new teammates on Thursday,

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