Chelsea’s Baker completes Reading loan move

Lewis Baker has joined Reading on loan until the end of the season after Chelsea terminated his season-long loan at Leeds.

Baker, 23, had been scheduled to stay at Elland Road for the whole campaign when he arrived in the summer, but started only two games for the Yorkshire club.

He made 14 appearances in total for Leeds, mainly as a substitute.

Baker, who has made 17 appearances for England Under-21s, has featured once for Chelsea’s senior side, in an FA Cup win at Derby in 2014.

The switch to Reading is his seventh loan move.

He has had previous loan spells at Sheffield Wednesday, MK Dons, Vitesse Arnhem (twice) and Middlesbrough, for whom he made only six starts in the Championship last season.