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Pelle Clement

Midfielder

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Biography

Date of birth

19/05/1996

Height

177 cm

Signed

28/06/2017

Country

Netherlands

Pelle Clement signed a three-year contract with Reading in the summer of 2017, making the move from Dutch side Ajax.

Clement is a graduate from the esteemed Ajax Academy, quickly establishing himself as a regular at Jong Ajax following his Eerste Divisie debut as an 18-year-old in 2015.

And in 2016-17, the midfielder make his full Ajax bow – scoring twice on debut after coming off the bench at half-time in a 6-1 win over Kozakken Boys in the KNVB Cup.

Clement went on to earn a league debut as a second half substitute in another comprehensive victory over NEC in an Eredivisie match that was played in front of nearly 50,000 at the Amsterdam ArenA a month later!

And he also made an appearance in Ajax’s Europa League campaign – replacing Amin Younes in a 2-0 victory over Panathinaikos. Ajax, of course, went on to contest the Final against Manchester United last season.

A Dutch youth international, Clement scored on his full Ajax debut just before Christmas, pulling a goal back in a 2-1 KNVB Cup defeat to SC Cambuur in mid-December.

He would represent Reading 29 times in his debut season in England, as well as continuing his involvement for the Dutch youth setup.

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