Reading have signed midfielder George Evans from Manchester City on a three-and-a-half year deal.
The 21-year-old, who joined the Barclays Premier League club's academy aged six, made his City debut in the closing stages of their Capital One Cup victory over Sunderland earlier in the season.
Evans made 16 appearances in all competitions during a loan spell with Sky Bet League One promotion-chasers Walsall this term, netting four times.
Royals boss Brian McDermott is thrilled to have brought Evans to the Madejski Stadium. He told the club's official website: "I am delighted we have secured the signing of George.
"I saw him play for Walsall while I was scouting for Arsenal and we've followed him ever since. He is a great guy and a terrific young midfielder with great pedigree, and I'm sure he will become an even better player working in our environment at Reading."