Championship: Reading sign 18-year-old American forward Andrija Novakovich
Last Updated: 10/06/14 2:19pm
Reading have signed young American forward Andrija Novakovich.
The 18-year-old, who scored twice for the USA's Under-20s in a friendly last month, is a tall striker of Serbian descent but his mother was raised near Reading and he says that link will make settling in much easier.
"It was a really big decision, tough decision but I actually have family near Reading and that really helped me out," he told the club's official website.
"My family and I talked about it quite a bit. It was an offer that I couldn't really refuse. I am just following my dreams and doing what I love. I really liked the staff at Reading.
"Once I got there, I enjoyed the training sessions. It was just a really, really great atmosphere for me. It felt right. I liked it from the beginning."