Nelson Oliveira joins Reading on loan from Norwich
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 22/01/19 9:11pm
Norwich striker Nelson Oliveira has joined Reading on loan until the end of the season.
The 27-year-old forward has not played a single first-team match this season and will now spend the remainder of the campaign on loan at the Madejski Stadium.
Reading boss Jose Gomes is looking forward to working with the Portugal international, who has scored 23 goals in 71 Championship games for Norwich since joining from Benfica in 2016.
"Nelson is a striker who certainly possesses that vital killer instinct," said Gomes.
"He is strong, powerful and technically good with the ball at his feet. And he thrives on scoring goals.
"So we are delighted he has chosen to join us for the final 18 games of our season."
Reading chief-executive Nigel Howe expects Oliveira to rediscover his form under compatriot Gomes.
"Nelson is an exciting striker whom we have admired from afar for a number of years now," said Howe.
"He has international pedigree, experience of European football and has played in the top tier in his native Portugal, Spain, France and the United Kingdom.
"Crucially, he has also flourished in front of goal at Championship level, so I look forward to seeing him represent the Royals for the remainder of the campaign."
Oliveira could make his debut for Reading when the Royals travel to face relegation rivals Bolton on Tuesday night.