Former Reading winger Junior Hoilett has joined MLS side Vancouver Whitecaps until the end of the year.

The 33-year-old played over 60 times in a two-year spell, playing a key role in last season's relegation from the Championship.

Ending a near 15-year period in the English game with the likes of Queens Park Rangers and Cardiff City, the winger returns to his native Canada.

With over 80 caps for the Maple Leafs under his belt, and playing a starring role in their 2022 FIFA World Cup campaign, it is a return to familiar surroundings.

Hoilett had been offered a deal to remain in Berkshire but turned it down over the summer.

He was also heavily linked with a move to link up with former boss Neil Warnock at Huddersfield Town, but he has opted for a move to Major League Soccer.

β€œJunior brings a wealth of experience and leadership to our group,” said Axel Schuster, Whitecaps FC sporting director. β€œHe has played a key role with Canada’s men’s national team over the years, having most recently helped Canada finish at the top of Concacaf qualifying for the World Cup and was the captain at the Gold Cup. We are very pleased to welcome Junior and his family to the club.”