Reading Football Club have announced that midfielder Charlie Adam has put pen to paper on a one year contract at Madejski Stadium.

As reported by the Chronicle yesterday morning, the Royals had an offer on the table for Adam and that move has now been finalised.

The former Young Player of the Season at Rangers moved to England to join Blackpool in 2009 and the loan move became permanent the following season. He was named in the PFA’s Championship Team of the Year, but real reward came in the form of promotion to the Premier League; Adam scored from the spot in the play-off semi-final against Nottingham Forest before finding the net with a free-kick in a win over Cardiff City at Wembley.

He spent the next eight years of his career playing Premier League football and, after an influential campaign pulling the strings in Ian Holloway’s midfield, Adam was nominated for the 2010-11 PFA Players' Player of the Year accolade alongside Samir Nasri, Scott Parker, Carlos Tevez, Rafael Van der Vaart and Nemanja Vicic - losing out only to Tottenham Hostpur’s Gareth Bale.

Liverpool signed the 33-year-old that summer and he won the Carling Cup in his maiden campaign at Anfield, also helping the Reds reach the FA Cup Final in 2011-12.

The following season he signed for Stoke City - a club he would remain contracted to for the next seven years. During his spell with the Potters, he scored past Arsenal’s Petr Cech, Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris, Liverpool’s Simon Mignolet, Leicester City’s Kasper Schmeichel, Manchester United’s David de Gea and Chelsea’s Thibault Courtois…from 65 yards!

Capped 26 times by Scotland, Adam left the Britannia Stadium at the end of last season. A cultured creative midfielder who has a wealth of experience to offer, having spent most of his playing days at the very highest level, he now approaches a fresh new challenge in his career as a Reading player.

Chief Executive Nigel Howe said, “A player with both Championship and Premier League experience, not to mention pedigree at European and international level, Charlie Adam can play a very valuable role within what is a relatively young first team squad at Reading. I look forward to seeing him represent the Royals this season.”