The 27-year old joined the Royals on loan in September but after scoring three goals in three outings for Nigel Adkins, is keen to commit himself to the Berkshire club, as he sees no future for himself at St Mary's.
"I want to get settled. I want to be loyal to a football club, I don't want to keep moving around anymore," he told Get Reading.
"I want to play, help the team and score goals.
"I know I haven't got a future at Southampton so I just want to perform to the best of my abilities for the next few weeks and then I will speak to the gaffer and we will see what we can do for the long term."
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