Reading sign Lucas Joao from Sheffield Wednesday, keeper Rafael and Monaco's Pele

Lucas Joao
Portugal international Lucas Joao joined Sheffield Wednesday in 2015

Reading have signed Lucas Joao from Sheffield Wednesday for an undisclosed fee and brought in keeper Rafael Cabral Barbosa and Monaco midfielder Pele.

Striker Joao, 25, has agreed a four-year deal with the Royals while Rafael, 29, has penned a three-year contract.

The Brazilian, who has won three caps for his country, joins on a free transfer after leaving Sampdoria.

Pele, 27, featured nine times during a stint at Nottingham Forest earlier this year and makes a season-long loan move.

The Portugal-born player, whose full name is Judilson Mamadu Tuncara Gomes, started his club career with Portuguese side Belenenses and is a Guinea-Bissau international.

He had spells in Italy with Genoa and AC Milan - but never played for either side - and spent time at Rio Ave before joining Monaco on a three-year deal last summer.

Former Santos and Napoli man Rafael made four appearances during a year with Sampdoria before the Italian Serie A side cancelled his deal by mutual consent to allow him to make the move to Berkshire.

Portugal international Joao scored against the Royals in the Owls' Championship opening-day victory at the Madejski Stadium on Saturday.

He scored 29 goals in 128 appearances during four years at Hillsborough, having joined Wednesday from Portuguese side Nacional.

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