Sydney FC have boosted their attacking stocks with the signing of prolific former Premier League striker Adam Le Fondre on a multi-year deal.
Le Fondre plays as a centre forward and will be tasked with leading the Sky Blues front line where he will provide high quality competition for places.
The Englishman, affectionately known as ALF or Alfie, has featured across all levels of English football and carries with him a formidable scoring record, most notably for Reading FC where he earned the club’s Player of the Season Award during their 2012/13 Premier League campaign, as well as their first ever Premier League Player of the Month award.
Le Fondre scored 41 goals in 110 appearances for the Royals across the Premier League and Championship in one of the most prolific spells in his career.
The 31-year old joins having most recently featured for Bolton Wanderers in the Championship, and said he is excited to become a Sky Blue.
“This is the opportunity of a lifetime for me and I’m very much eager to get started at Sydney FC,” Le Fondre said.
“I’ve heard nothing but good things about the club, they are winners with a winning culture and I’m a winner, so I believe it is the perfect match.
“My job is to score goals and I am very confident I can do that at Sydney FC, particularly with the quality players that are already in the squad.
“It’s an honour to join one of the biggest clubs in Australia and I’m confident we will continue to enjoy success.”
Sydney FC Head Coach Steve Corica welcomed le Fondre to the club and is looking forward to watching him succeed.
“Adam’s record speaks for itself, he’s a natural goal-scorer and at 31 he is in his prime,” he said.
“To reach double figures in your first Premier League season is no mean feat and I’m sure he will become a big success at Sydney FC.
“We already have the quality to provide Adam with the service he thrives on and with one or two more players to come, it is going to be extremely exciting to see what he will produce in Sky Blue.”
Le Fondre will be available for the Sky Blues FFA Cup trip to Cairns on Tuesday however it is likely he will be given time in Sydney to recover and re-adjust from the long flight.
Sydney FC kick off their Hyundai A-League season away to Adelaide United at Coopers Stadium on Friday 19 October (kick off 7:50pm AEST).