Last Friday, Reading completed the signing of former Coventry City striker Marc McNulty. It is understood that the Scottish frontman has signed a four-year deal at the Madejski for an undisclosed fee, believed to be in the region of about £1.2million.
News broke Friday morning across many different media outlets that the Royals had supposedly agreed a fee with the newly promoted League One side, with terms and a medical being completed the very same day. He becomes Reading’s fourth signing of the summer so far, with this one being the first where money has exchanged hands, behind Andy Yiadom, David Meyler, and John O’Shea.
Manager Paul Clement is quoted as saying, “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.”
Personally, I am not too sure what to think about this signing. It was clear for all of last season that we needed a natural goalscorer and from his success last season it would seem that McNulty is just that, but is he able to step up to this level and produce the goods? He is being dubbed by some fans as the new Le Fondre, and if he gets close to being Alfie 2.0, I think most of the fans will certainly be pleased.