Official: Vitesse sign former PSV star Jonathan Reis

The attacker, who is still recovering from a knee injury, has returned to the Eredivisie after signing a contract until the summer of 2012 with the Arnhem outfit
Eredivisie club Vitesse have completed the signing of Brazilian forward Jonathan Reis on a free transfer.

The Arnhem side have confirmed on their official website that the 22-year-old has put pen to paper on a contract until the end of the season.

Vitesse were in the market for attacking reinforcements, because they feared that first-choice striker Wilfried Bony will be away on international duty with Cote d'Ivoire during to the Africa Cup of Nations in January and February 2012.

They now appear to have found the right replacement in attacker Reis, who had been available on a free transfer ever since the summer of 2011 after leaving PSV on a Bosman move.

The Brazilian picked up a serious knee injury in December 2010, and has since been out of action. PSV only wanted to offer him a one-year extension to his expiring deal last summer due to his fitness problems, but Reis insisted on a long-term contract, and therefore decided to leave.

The attacker recently travelled to Eindhoven to discuss an eventual return to the Red-Whites, but the club were not convinced that the Brazilian will fully recover from his knee injury, and opted against offering him a new deal.

Vitesse on the other hand are hopeful that Reis will be match fit again in the not-so-distant future, and have therefore presented him with the chance to prove his worth until the end of the season.