Reading have swooped to sign Coventry City striker Marc McNulty for an undisclosed fee, expected to be around £1.2 million rising to £1.5 million.
Negotiations progressed towards the end of the week with terms and a medical sealed before Friday night’s announcement, with an four-year deal handed to the 25-year-old.
On the transfer, Paul Clement told the official club website:
“I am delighted Marc has joined us from Coventry City where he was instrumental in the club’s successful promotion to League One last May.
“He scored a lot of goals and also provided a good number of assists last season and, having followed his journey as a player - including what he achieved with Coventry last season - I have no doubt he will make the step up and prove a very good acquisition for us.”
McNulty hit 23 goals in 42 games as Coventry won the League 2 play-offs last campaign, his first in the Midlands after leaving Sheffield United. Joining the Blades following a promising start to his career in Scotland, the striker was sent out on loan to Portsmouth and Bradford before nailing down his place at the Ricoh Arena.
Coming in after Andy Yiadom, David Meyler and John O’Shea, the Scot is Reading’s fourth signing of the summer.