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Doyle To Leave The Bantams

22 June 2018

Club News

Doyle To Leave The Bantams

22 June 2018

Bradford City can confirm the 33-year-old goalkeeper was offered a new 2-year deal, however, an agreement could not be reached.

Colin was initially handed a 2-year contract with City back in 2016, which allowed him to move his family closer to the club.

In May, an offer was made to stay a further 2-years at The Northern Commercials Stadium under the same conditions as his previous contract, however an agreement could not be reached.

Greg Abbott expressed his disappointment that a deal could not be reached with Colin on this occasion, explaining how the contract negotiations took place:

“In situations like this, we make an offer to the player which we believe to be realistic. At that point, a player’s agent will come back with their offer. This is exactly what we’ve done with Colin.”

“When an agent does comes back with a counter offer, if the club considers it unrealistic we all try and find a compromise. In some instances we can end up being too far apart and we just can't close the gap. When that happens, the club and the player have to make a decision”

“Ultimately, both parties have to do what they think is best. We offered Colin a contract and hoped we could reach an agreement. Sometimes you can’t get to an agreement, and in those instances it can be difficult.”

City co-owner Edin Rahic thanks Colin for his service to the club, commenting:

“Colin has been very professional whilst he's been here and despite him being injured for parts of last season, he performed well when we needed him.”

“Off the field, we all have the utmost respect for him and his wife.

"We thank him for everything he’s done for us and he has been a great servant to the club.”

Meanwhile, player recruitment is still ongoing and fans can expect a new signing to be announced at 16:30 today (22nd June)

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