Manchester United youngster Charlie Wellens has clinched a deal to sign for League One side Reading.

After a summer of uncertainty, Manchester United youngster Charlie Wellens has found a new club.

Wellens was among the players released at the end of June when his contract expired.

The versatile player began as a midfielder but spent most of his final couple of seasons at under-21 level playing at right-back.

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Charlie Wellens signs for Reading

Charlie Wellens, 20, has clinched a deal to sign with League One side Reading, where he will reunite with Manchester United under-21s teammate Charlie Savage, who was sold to the Royals earlier this summer.

Wellens confirmed on Instagram: “Delighted to have signed for @readingfc Can’t wait to get started.”

Charlie Wellens has experience of competitive football already, with a loan at Oldham Athletic last season in the National League, in which he got on to scoresheet.

Now he jumps up a couple of divisions and will be keen to make an impression and force his way into the side.

Finding a club was the first step. Wellens will likely have had offers lower down the Football League, and will consider that Reading was worth the wait.

Released by Manchester United in summer 2023

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