There’s a growing number of players across the UK taking the opportunity to ply their trade abroad – and Jordan Holsgrove is next following his Reading exit.

The Scotland U21s international had featured in Reading pre-season plans this term ahead of the Championship return this weekend. But his future lies in Spain, making an ambitious move to La Liga side Celta Vigo.

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Jordan Holsgrove has left Reading for Celta Vigo. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

An Edinburgh-born midfielder, he signs a two-year deal with the Spanish outfit and will link-up with the Celta Vigo B team.

The obvious goal from this will be to progress to the first-team in coming years.

Last season, Holsgrove got his first taste of football abroad. He spent last season at Atletico Baleares in Segunda B, scoring two goals.


It’s clearly caught the eye of Celta Vigo, who have secured his signature for two seasons.

Holsgrove is the latest in a line of young Scots to take their football outside the UK. Scotland prospects Fraser Hornby, George Johnston, Frank Ross, Lewis Fiorini and soon-to-be Aaron Hickey all ply their trade in foreign leagues.

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