Reading have agreed a deal to sign Manchester City central midfielder George Evans according to Sky Sports. The Royals are believed to have beaten off interest from Championship rivals Brentford, with Evans electing to move to Madejski Stadium.

The 21-year-old has previously been on loan at Walsall, the former club of current Brentford boss Dean Smith, however Brian McDermott looks set to win the race to seal the signature of the tidy, ball-playing midfield player. Man City recalled him early from his loan away in order for him to push through a permanent transfer this month.

The player is also capable of filling in at centre back, which has been a positive where Reading have suffered with a lot of injuries over the course of the season, most recently Paul McShane and Michael Hector. Prior to his spell at Walsall, Evans has spent time out on loan with other League One clubs in the form of Scunthorpe United and Crewe Alexandra.

He looks set to depart the Premier League giants without playing a single Premier League game for the club. He has played in one Capital One Cup tie, that coming earlier this season as a substitute towards the end of the victory at Sunderland. He has played 16 times for Walsall in the first part of this season, and will be hoping to extend his appearances for the season with the Berkshire club.

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