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De Vita deal confirmed

30 July 2013

Bantams boss Phil Parkinson has snapped up his third signing of the summer this Tuesday following the confirmation of Raffaele De Vita's move to the Coral Windows Stadium.

De Vita has penned a one-year deal with the Bantams.

The Italian's move to City comes after the former Swindon Town attacker had spent the last two weeks on trial with the club. 

He will wear squad number 20 this season.

The 25 year-old first appeared in a City shirt as a second half substitute in their opening friendly of pre-season at Guiseley, scoring the Bantams' fourth in a 4-0 victory at Nethermoor. De Vita then made the trip to Ireland with the rest of Parkinson's squad twenty-four hours later for their week-long stay in the country.

De Vita played in City's first game in Ireland against Athlone Town but a minor thigh injury has since denied him the chance to play any further so far this pre-season.

The Rome-born winger, who can play in a number of attacking positions both wide and centrally, comes to City after most recently spending two seasons with Swindon.

He won the League 2 title during his time at the County Ground, playing alongside City striker Alan Connell in the process, while he also featured in 37 games in League 1 for the Robins last season.

De Vita, who originally left Italy to move to Blackburn Rovers back in 2006, has also picked up domestic honours in Scotland with Livingston.

The move is subject to final confirmation from the Football League and Football Association.

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