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Wednesday 02 January 2013

In brief: Reading sign Sporting captain Daniel Carrico

Berkshire club make first capture of January transfer window with 24-year-old midfielder

Daniel Carrico played against Manchester City last season

Reading have announced that they have agreed a deal for Sporting Lisbon captain Daniel Carrico.

The 24-year-old can play in midfield and defence and has agreed a deal through to June 2015, with an option for a further year. The former Portugal Under-21 player made only two appearances for Sporting this season because of a dispute over his contract there, which was due to end at the season’s end.

He becomes the first signing of the January transfer window in the Barclays Premier League and is familiar with playing English sides, having faced Manchester City in the UEFA Europa League last season.

Ji loaned out to Bundesliga

Sunderland's South Korean forward Ji Dong-won has joined Bundesliga side Augsburg on loan until the end of the season, the Barclays Premier League club have confirmed.

The 21-year-old made 21 appearances for Sunderland last season, scoring two goals, but has been little used by Martin O'Neill this season.

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Key Points

  • Reading announce a deal with Sporting captain Daniel Carrico
  • The 24-year-old has signed a deal running to June 2015
  • The Portuguese can play in midfield or defence