Heerenveen midfielder signs for Reading

Championship side Reading have announced the signing of Joey van den Berg from Eredivisie outfit Heerenveen.

The 30-year-old midfielder is set to join the Royals on a free transfer when his contract with De Superfriezen expires at the end of this month.

Reading manager Jaap Stam believes Van den Berg's mentality is exactly what the squad needs in order to push towards promotion to the top flight next season.

"I believe that he is the type of player we need in the squad," the Dutchman told the club's official website.

"He is physically strong enough for the Championship, is technically strong and he has a winner's mentality."