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Reading FC Sign PSG Forward

Nice to Meite you.

Paris Saint Germain v AS Roma - UEFA Youth League Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Reading Football Club have completed their seventh signing of the summer, sealing the signature of 20-year-old Yakou Meite.

The France-born forward, who can play in all three attacking positions of Stam's favoured 4-3-3, signed a three year deal.

Speaking to the official website, Stam said:

"He's a young player of course, a winger who can play on the left or right side or maybe even in a central role as a striker.

"He has a great left foot, good technique, good physique, pace - all together he is a promising young player. He comes from a big team in Europe in Paris Saint-Germain and we are hopeful he can be a good player for us going forward."

Chief Executive Nigel Howe added:

“I am excited to welcome Yakou to Madejski Stadium, a young, talented player who has already achieved a great deal in the game despite his tender age. I am pleased we won a competitive race to secure his signature and I look forward to seeing him represent the Royals.”

What do we know about Meite?


Well, not nothing. Thanks to the internet, I know that he primarily plays on the left wing. I know that he was interesting the likes of Genoa, Middlesbrough and Crystal Palace. I know that he featured for France champions PSG once in Ligue 1 last season. I know that he could one day play for Ivory Coast (or France). I know he's 62 rated on FIFA with 73 potential.

And, as is typical in these types of articles, here's a YouTube video of him scoring for PSG in an U19 game a few months back (go 55 seconds in).

He won't be able to feature for The Royals in their final pre-season friendly with Bournemouth tonight, but he will take squad number 19 for the 2016/17 season.