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Royal switch for Bertrand

18 Jul 2009 08:01:00

Royal switch for Bertrand

Reading have signed England Under-21 left-back Ryan Bertrand on a season-long loan from Chelsea. The Barclays Premier League club have given permission for the 19-year-old to play in Reading`s pre-season friendly on Saturday with the paperwork to be completed next week. Bertrand, who has spent the last season and a half on loan at Norwich, becomes manager Brendan Rodgers` first signing since he took over at the Madejski Stadium. Rodgers said: "He's a big talent and the great thing is he wanted to come here. He wanted to meet up with myself, knowing how I work, but more importantly he wanted to meet up with the club. He was dying to come."


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