Chelsea youngster Nathan Ake joins Reading on loan
Last Updated: 25/03/15 9:11pm
Netherlands U21 international Nathan Ake has joined Reading on loan from Chelsea until April 22.
The 20-year-old, who joined the Blues in the summer of 2011, has made 11 first-team appearances, including games in the Champions League, and was an unused substitute in the 2015 Capital One Cup final win over Tottenham.
Ake, who joins former Chelsea assistant boss Steve Clarke at the the Madjeski, is ineligible to play against Arsenal in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley on April 18 after playing for his parent club in an earlier round.
"I am delighted to add a player of Nathan's quality to our first team squad at this important time of the season," Clarke said.
"He has been a fixture in Chelsea's first team squad this season and we are grateful that Chelsea have allowed him to join us here at Reading to get some competitive minutes on the pitch.
"He is a very talented player who I have been aware of for some time and I look forward to working with Nathan in the coming weeks."