Reading target Boli Bolingoli has officially signed for KV Mechelen in the top-tier of Belgian football.

The 27-year-old defender was rumoured with a move from Scottish giants Celtic last month, however that is now off the cards as his move to his home country has been confirmed.

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The defender, who is capable of playing anywhere on the left, hit the headlines in 2020 when going on an unauthorised trip to Spain despite Covid-19 protocols.

He was shipped out on loan moves to Russia and Turkey following the controversy in Glasgow, now signing a two-year-deal in Mechelen.

It had been reported by Courtney Friday that Paul Ince and his team were looking at Bolingoli as there are currently no first-team left-back's in the squad.

On Saturday it was confirmed that Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill was on trial with the Royals, but is injured for up to five weeks