Reading FC have confirmed the signing of 23-year-old midfielder Alfa Semedo on a season-long loan deal.

Semedo spent last season at Nottingham Forest on loan, featuring 26 times in all competitions for the Reds - scoring two goals in the process.

Reading manager Veljko Paunovic was at the Madejski Stadium earlier this morning with Semedo as the final touches were made to the deal.

Benfica originally signed Semedo from Moreirense in 2018, before sending him out on loan first to Espanyol and then Nottingham Forest.

Royals boss Veljko Paunovic told the club website: “I’m pleased we have been able to add a player of Alfa’s ability to our squad.

"He is strong, powerful, versatile, comfortable on the ball and full of energy - and I am looking forward to working with him on the training pitch.

“Importantly I am sure he will fit in well amongst this group of players and I am sure he will provide even more competition for places when we next take to the field after the international break.”