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UPDATED 08:29 23rd January 2016

The Britany-born striker began his career in his native France, representing clubs such as Stade Rennais at youth level, Vanness and finally Stade Remis whom he joined in 2007. He went on to captain the side later in 2009 before arriving in England with Championship outfit Leicester City that August. 

After a spell on loan back in France with Ligue 1’s AC Arles-Avignon, Kermorgant put pen to paper on a two-year deal at The Valley in September 2011 where as an Addick he certainly found his eye for goal. 

He was celebrating his first goal just 13 minutes into his Charlton career, the first of 12 goals that helped Chris Powell’s men earn Championship status and the League One title. A fans favourite he notched a further 12 goals the following season before Bournemouth swooped to seal the Frenchman in January 2014.

On full debut for the Cherries he promptly netted a hat-trick against Doncaster Rovers, going on to score 17 goals across 2013/14 and then rifle home another 17 the following year for a Bournemouth side bound for the Premier League. A spectacular bicycle kick scored against Ipswich saw him nominated for the Championships Goal of the season that year.

His final Cherries appearance came in the top flight side’s 3-0 win against Norwich just days before he signed an 18 month contract with the Royals.

He made his Reading debut as a substitute against Sheffield Wednesday at Madejski Stadium, replacing another debutant of that evening George Evans.