Alex Fernandez: Espanyol midfielder joins Reading on loan

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Alex Fernandez has made five starts for Espanyol in La Liga

Reading have signed Spanish midfielder Alex Fernandez on a season-long loan deal from La Liga side Espanyol.

Fernandez has made 31 appearances for Espanyol since signing in 2013 following his release by Real Madrid.

The 22-year-old has also had a spell with Croatian club HNK Rijeka, who he joined on a five-month loan in January.

"He is a talented young footballer who can play in different positions throughout midfield," Reading manager Steve Clarke told the club's website.external-link

"Any footballer who has come through the youth system at Real Madrid always gets a good football education and will have a good understanding of the game.

"When we knew we could get him on loan for a season it was too good an opportunity to miss."

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