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Done Deal: Dele-Bashiru Joins Championship Club Reading On Loan



Nigeria midfielder Tom Dele-Bashiru has joined Sky Bet Championship club Reading on a a season-long deal from Watford, reports Completesports.

Dele-Bashiru, who will take squad number 19 at the club is line to make his debut against Preston North End at the Select Car Leasing Stadium on Saturday.

β€œTom is a very creative, clever, talented young player who adds much-needed strength to our midfield. Importantly as a loanee, he is a player who fits our identity – someone who gives his best, stays positive, overcomes adversity and will never give up, β€œReading manager Veljko Paunovic told the club’s official website.

β€œI am really looking forward to working with him and helping him integrate into the squad we are trying to build at Reading.”

Chief Executive Dayong Pang said, β€œI am delighted to welcome Tom to our club. I am confident we will play a big part in helping him quickly regain full match fitness following injury – and I am also confident that he will play a big part in helping us challenge for points throughout what is sure to be another gruelling Championship season.”