Reading have signed midfielder Kalifa Cisse from Boavista.
The 22-year-old Frenchman, who has spent the last two seasons with the Portuguese side, joins the Royals in a deal worth £1m.
Reading director of football Nicky Hammond said of the new signing: “Kalifa is a 6ft 2in central midfielder who has also played in defence.
“He has real athletic ability and the technical attributes that should be well-suited to the Premiership.”
“Having spent time with him and his family in Portugal, we believe he will adapt quickly to life in England and his personality will fit very well with the current squad.”