Royston Drenthe has agreed a two-year deal with Reading, the Championship club have confirmed.
The 26-year-old Dutch winger was a free agent after being released by Russian outfit Alania following their relegation from the top-flight last season.
Drenthe is no stranger to English football, having spent a season on loan with Premier League outfit Everton in the 2011-12 campaign, scoring four goals in 27 appearances in all competitions.
He started his career with Feyenoord in the Eredivisie before securing a move to then La Liga champions Real Madrid, being unveiled on the same day as compatriot Wesley Sneijder.
It was during his five-year stay at the Santiago Bernabeu that Drenthe made his temporary switch to Goodison Park.
The deal, which is yet to be formally completed, includes an option for a third year.