Date of birth
The Royals signed England under-21 international goalkeeper Jonathan Bond from newly-promoted Watford in July 2015.
Bond is a very highly-rated young prospect who has five England Under 21 caps. At 6'4" he cuts an imposing presence with great attributes, and has even more room to grow and develop his natural ability.
Upon putting pen to paper on a three year deal at the club, Bond had played almost 50 games in his career to date, and he had been a very able deputy to Brazilian international Heurelho Gomes as Watford surged to promotion last season. On his second Championship appearance of the season against Derby he was named man of the match following a series of stunning stops. And in the past he has also learned from backing up Manuel Almunia in the Hornets' goalkeeping ranks.
Jonathan's signature came upon his return from this summer's UEFA U21 European Championships, where he was part of Gareth Southgate's squad.
He also spent time in Wales' youth setup from U17s to u21s, and also trained with their full national team alongside Chris Gunter and Hal Robson-Kanu.
Bond played understudy to Ali Al Habsi for much of the 2015-16 season and injury has hampered his progress at Reading and during a loan stint with Gillingham in 2016-17.