Jaap Stam gives his opinion on new Reading signing Liam Moore

Leicester's Liam Moore

The 23-year-old has signed a four-year deal at the Madejski Stadium.

Reading have completed the signing of Leicester City defender Liam Moore, as announced on the club's official website.

The Championship side had agreed a fee with the Premier League champions over Moore's services, and the 23-year-old has put pen to paper on a four-year deal after successfully passing a medical.

He is Royals manager Jaap Stam's tenth summer signing, and Stam has expressed his delight at having finally gotten his man.

Referee Anthony Taylor shows Leicester City's Liam Moore a yellow cardReferee Anthony Taylor shows Leicester City's Liam Moore a yellow card

Speaking to Reading's official website, Stam said: “Liam is the type of defender who can play high up the pitch, because he has pace and he can cover distances quickly should the opposition play long balls over the top or try to get in behind the back line.

“He is comfortable on the ball and can play it out from the back, he is an aggressive defender and good in one-on-one situations.

"I’m really pleased he has joined our squad at Reading.”

Leicester youth graduate Moore made his debut for the club in 2012 and went on to make 67 appearances in all competitions, scoring one goal.

Leicester Cty's Jamie Vardy (L) and Liam Moore before the startLeicester Cty's Jamie Vardy (L) and Liam Moore before the start

Moore spent the majority of last season away from the club on loan, and made 10 appearances during a stint at Bristol City.

Having not been assigned a squad number for the 2016-17 season, Moore found himself surplus to requirements at the King Power Stadium and was allowed to move on.

His arrivial at Reading ends the club's ongoing pursuit for the defender, where the club had two previous bids for the England youth international rejected by Leicester.

Reading's manager Jaap StamReading's manager Jaap Stam

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