Sydney FC sign former Reading striker Le Fondre

Sydney FC have bolstered their attacking stocks by signing former Reading striker Adam le Fondre on a multi-year deal.

The Englishman, known as Alfie, scored 41 goals in 110 appearances for the Royals across the Premier League and Championship before moving to Bolton.

The 31-year-old, who has also had stints at Cardiff, Wolves and Wigan, said he was excited by his move to Australia.

"This is the opportunity of a lifetime for me and I'm very much eager to get started at Sydney FC," he said late Friday.

"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."

Sydney head coach Steve Corica said Le Fondre's record spoke for itself.

"He's a natural goal-scorer and at 31 he is in his prime," he said.

Sydney kick off their A-League season away to Adelaide United on October 19.