Yakou Méïté spoke of his pride in signing a new four-year contract with the Royals, taking his stay at the club until 2022.
The forward, 22, spent last season on loan gaining valuable minutes at Sochaux in France, before returning to the Reading squad in pre-season.
He has impressed to the extent that he is now a firm part of Paul Clement's plans at the club, having made 9(+2) appearances already this term.
Speaking to iFollow after signing his new deal, Méïté said: "Of course, I'm very happy to sign again for this club. I'm very pleased to stay here.
"It's a very nice moment. My contract was up at the end of this year, I decided to extend because I think I can do much better for the club and I can help the club for going up.
"I tried to do my job and I think I did well [after coming back], sometimes the result isn't what we want or what we deserve but I think the coach liked me and I like him, so I want to say thank you to him and the new Sporting Director as well who gave me confidence, I'm happy to stay here.
"I learned a lot last year when I was on loan at Sochaux, I keep learning because I'm still young, I need to improve but I've signed for four years, I've got time for improvement and to do much better.
"England has the best league in the world. Every game is difficult, whenever I'm on the pitch I learn so much.
"We've still got a lot of games to play, I hope the results will com. We can do much better and we will do hopefully."