Reading FC have announced the signing of 18-year-old right-back Tomás Esteves on a season-long loan move from Portugese giants FC Porto.

Esteves will join with the squad next week after he returns from international duty with the Portugal Under-20 squad.

He will wear the number 2 shirt.

The move follows injuries to both Andy Yiadom and Felipe Araruna which has left Paunovic limited for option in the right-back position.

The manager told the club website: “Tomás is a young, talented, versatile full-back, full of promise, potential and a real hunger to succeed.

"He will add good competition for places amongst our squad and I am delighted he has agreed to join us at Reading.

“I wish him well during his time with his country this week, we look forward to welcoming him to Bearwood and I am excited to start working with him as part of this special group of players.”