Derby sign Evans from Reading

Derby County have completed the signing of George Evans from fellow Championship side Reading for an undisclosed fee, the East Midlands club have confirmed.

The 23-year-old has signed a a three-year deal at Pride Park.

Evans came through the youth ranks at Manchester City but never made a first team appearance for the club.  The defensive midfielder spent loan spells at Crewe Alexandra, Scunthorpe United and Walsall before signing for Reading in January 2016.

The former England under-19 international becomes Derby County’s fifth summer signing following Mason Mount (loan from Chelsea), Harry Wilson (loan from Liverpool), Florian Jozefzoon (Brentford) and Jack Marriott (Peterborough United).

George Evans is the type of player the Rams have been missing for a number of seasons as they have not had an out-and-out holding midfielder in their squad.

Derby manager Frank Lampard worked alongside Evans during his single season of 2014-15 at Manchester City as a player.

Lampard takes his side to Reading on Friday night where George Evans could make his debut against his former side at the Madejski Stadium.