MARC McNulty has become Paul Clement's fourth summer signing at Reading FC.

The Coventry City striker penned a four-year deal earlier today after completing a successful medical.

The transfer fee was 'undisclosed,' but is understood to be around the £1m mark plus add-ons.

McNulty boasts a prolific record for Sky Blues and was being chased by a string of Championship clubs.

The 25-year-old scored 23 goals in 42 league games for Coventry after joining from Bradford in January 2017.

His performances helped Coventry win promotion back to League One last season and his arrival is likely to see young forward Sam Smith go out on loan, possibly to Oxford United.

And McNulty is certain to receive a warm welcome from Royals fans who have been crying out for a new forward for many months.

However, the Scotsman will not be involved in tomorrow's friendly at AFC Wimbledon (12pm ko) while he sorts out his personal business.

Clement said, “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 showed tremendous promise as a teenager with Livingston, netting 37 times in 104 games.

He was snapped up by Sheffield United in 2014 but struggled for regular games and was loaned to Portsmouth and Bradford before finally settling in Coventry.

He scored and was named man of the match in Coventry's 3-1 win over Exeter in the League Two play-off finaly at Wembley in May.

Royals chief executive Ron Gourlay said, “After a tremendous season with Coventry City last year, Marc is clearly a striker with a natural instinct for scoring goals and he certainly has the drive and the hunger to achieve more success as a Royal."

Technical Director Brian Tevreden added, “This club has a history of identifying and unlocking potential in players such as Marc and I am confident he will be a striker that relishes the opportunity to score goals for us at Championship level. He was a player in high demand this summer, so I am excited to have secured his signature.”