Nathaniel Chalobah: Reading sign Chelsea youngster on loan

Nathaniel Chalobah
Reading are the fourth Championship side to take Nathaniel Chalobah on loan

Reading have signed Chelsea midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah on loan until the end of the season.

The 20-year-old has yet to play for Chelsea but made four substitute appearances in the Premier League while on loan at Burnley earlier this season.

The England Under-21 international has also had loan spells at Watford, Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough.

"Nathaniel is a good young player who I have known about and followed for some time," said manager Steve Clarke.

"He burst onto the scene as a 17-year-old when he was part of the Watford team that narrowly missed out on promotion to the Premier League in 2012-13.

"Since that season, he has gained experience at other clubs and now feels that Reading is the right club to further his development as a player and we are delighted that he has chosen us ahead of anyone else.

"He will certainly enhance our already strong midfield department with his qualities. We welcome Nathaniel to the club and look forward to him playing his part in a more successful second half to the season."

Chalobah, who can also play in defence, will be eligible to play in Reading's FA Cup tie against Cardiff at the weekend.

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