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Reading FC Set To Return To Polish Market?

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Reports from Poland suggest that the Royals could be about to sign another defender.

Legia Warszawa v KKS Lech Poznan - Polish First Division Photo by Wojtek Radwanski/EuroFootball/Getty Images

According to Polish site FirstEleven, it looks like Reading have found themselves a new defender. That man is Bartosz Bereszynski, who currently plies his trade for Legia Warsaw.

The 23-year old Pole started his career with his hometown club Lech Poznan, before moving on to Warta Poznan, and making the switch to his current club in 2013. Altogether, he's racked up 131 career appearances, finding the net on three occasions.

He's also capped at international level, appearing for Poland against Norway and Liechtenstein.

Reading could certainly use a new right back. Currently, Chris Gunter is the only specialist at the club in that position, meaning that Garath McCleary had to have a go there when the Welshman was unavailable at the tail end of last season.

What would this transfer mean for Reading?

I really can't claim to know anything about Bereszynski, but on the surface I'd be very happy with this deal. Take a few of the basic snippets of info about the player and transfer (should it come off): Reading signing a young but experienced (for his age) defender for a modest sum.

That's not to mention the wider implications. Evidently, if the Royals have finalised a deal, it would suggest that the transfer strategy is still ticking over and is starting to take shape. We've already raided minor European leagues on several occasions over the last year - Orlando Sa and Deniss Rakels arriving from Poland.

Could Bereszynski be the latest player from Eastern Europe to jet over to Berkshire? Possibly - we'll have to wait for more information before getting too excited. That said, if he does, I for one would be happy.

All of Bereszynski's career stats come from TransferMarkt.