Newly promoted Reading signs Mariappa and Gunther

Newly promoted Premier League club Reading has signed Jamaican

international defender Adrian Mariappa and Wales right back Chris

Gunther.

Reading said on Tuesday that Mariappa joined from Watford on a

three-year contract and would link up his new team mates on a

preseason training camp in Portugal on Wednesday. The club

announced the signing of Gunther, also on a three-year deal, from

Nottingham Forest hours later.

Reading said it had paid ”a significant fee” for each of the

players, but didn’t disclose the amounts.

Reading chairman John Madejski said ”we have added two

excellent young players and they both fit into our ethos in terms

of mentality, stature and their standing in the game.”

Reading was promoted from England’s second tier last season

after winning the League Championship.