Reading have completed the signing of Chelsea midfielder Lewis Baker on a loan deal until the end of the season, according to a report published by BBC Sport.

The 23-year-old spent the first-half of the season on-loan with Championship leaders Leeds United and went on to make 11 appearances in the second-tier.

Chelsea decided to recall Baker this month from his stint at Elland Road and have now sent him to Reading.

It is highly probably that this is the case as he will get more playing time with the Royals.

Jose Gomes’ side are currently in 23rd position on the Championship standings and could be set to face a difficult challenge if they want to avoid the drop this season.

Baker has thus far only made one senior appearance for Chelsea which came back in 2014.

He has had multiple loan spells with the likes of Sheffield Wednesday, Milton Keynes Dons, Vitesse and Middlesbrough.

The former England U-21’s spell with Vitesse was the most promising of his career thus far. However, he has never really done enough to prove that he is worthy of a place within the Chelsea first-team plans.

Baker becomes the second player to arrive at Reading on-loan this month after Liverpool youngster Ovie Ejaria also joined.


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