MX23RW : Friday, October 19 07:42:46

Reading sign Romanian winger Adrian Popa from Steaua Bucuresti

Reading complete the signing of Romanian winger Adrian Popa from Steaua Bucuresti on a three-and-a-half year deal.

Reading have announced the signing of Romanian winger Adrian Popa from Steaua Bucuresti for an undisclosed fee.

The 28-year-old, who has 21 international caps to his name, has put pen to paper on a three-and-a-half year deal at the Championship club.

Playing in Jaap Stam's side will mark the first time that Popa has competed for a club outside of his homeland, having had spells at FC Universitatea Cluj and CS Concordia Chiajna.

After joining Steaua in 2012, the winger made more than 200 appearances, winning three league titles, and also has experience playing in the Champions League and Europa League.

"Adrian is a forward with enormous potential who has played at a high level in Romania as well as in European and international football," Stam told Reading's official website.

"He is an experienced player, who is quick, a constant threat to the opposition, good on the ball and who is comfortable playing on the left, on the right or even up front in a two.

"With the amount of games we have coming up, a player of his quality will make it easier for us to rotate a little more and give some players a rest if we need to, so I'm delighted to have him here as part of our squad."

The Royals currently sit third in the Championship, six points off the automatic Premier League promotion places.

Share this article now:
Tiago Ilori of Portugal in action during the UEFA Under21 European Championship 2015 Group B match between England and Portugal at Mestsky Fotbalovy Stadium on June 18, 2015
Read Next:
Reading confirm Tiago Ilori capture
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd128132113825
2West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom1273231171424
3Leeds UnitedLeeds126512291323
4Middlesbrough12642146822
5Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest124711713419
6Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds125431918119
7Brentford124622014618
8Derby CountyDerby125341513218
9Norwich CityNorwich125341515018
10Blackburn RoversBlackburn124621415-118
11Swansea CitySwansea12453129317
12Wigan AthleticWigan125251416-217
13Bristol City124441614216
14Stoke CityStoke124441718-116
15Aston Villa123632020015
16Bolton WanderersBolton124351015-515
17Birmingham CityBirmingham122821312114
18Queens Park RangersQPR12426919-1014
19Rotherham UnitedRotherham12327919-1011
20Millwall122461319-610
21Reading122371520-59
22Preston North EndPreston122371824-69
23Ipswich TownIpswich121651118-79
24Hull City122281019-98

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account