Reading manager Steve Clarke admits he is delighted with the signing of Jonathan Bond.
A talented young goalkeeper, Bond is touted for a big future in the game and Clarke has now gone on to express his delight at having signed the 22-year old.
"I'm delighted we've managed to secure the signature of one of English football's brightest young goalkeepers," 27-Clarke said.
"Jonathan is at the stage of his career where he needs a new challenge and the opportunity to establish himself as first-choice goalkeeper.
"He has all the attributes needed to reach the very top and, with the help of new goalkeeping coach Dave Beasant, it's our aim to get him there."