Reading have officially signed Nottingham Forest midfielder Tyrese Fornah on a season-long loan.

The 22-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan in League One with Shrewsbury Town, impressing in his 19 appearances.

Manager Paul Ince said: “Tyrese will add power, presence, vision and energy to our midfield and this is a loan move which I believe will benefit both him in developing his game at Championship level and the club with the ability he can bring to the squad. I am looking forward to working with him out on the training pitch.”

Head of Football Operations, Mark Bowen, continued: “Adding to our midfield options became a high priority this summer but it was important we identified the right type of player and targeted characters who would be a good fit for this football club. Tyrese is a fit, strong, talented young midfielder who is full of promise and I am delighted he has agreed to join us for 2022-23.” 

A central midfielder, Fornah arrived at the St George's Park training camp last night and has already trained with his new teammates.

His first opportunity to play a game could come as soon as tomorrow when the Royals face European giants Benfica at the England national training centre.