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14 June 2019

Club News


14 June 2019

The Bantams have moved to secure their sixth new addition of the summer after completing a deal to bring defender Adam Henley to the Northern Commercials Stadium.

The 25-year-old has put pen to paper on a one-year contract and arrives following a spell with Major League Soccer outfit Real Salt Lake.

The Welsh international is no stranger to English football, having represented Blackburn Rovers in the Premier League and Championship between 2011 and 2017, prior to his move to the USA.

The full-back has worked with Gary Bowyer in the past and becomes the latest addition to the City manager’s new-look backline.

He said: “I am over the moon to be here and am looking forward to putting good performances in for this team. Signing for such a big club was a no-brainer for me.

“Gary (Bowyer) was one of the main attractions. I do not think there is another manager out there who knows me as well as him.

“The supporters were also a huge factor in my decision to sign for City. To have this kind of support from the fans gives players a huge boost.

“The main aim, from my point of view, is helping to get this club back to where it belongs. That has to be the only goal."

Bowyer managed and coached his latest recruit for several years at Ewood Park and is delighted to have sealed his signature.

The Bantams boss added: “Adam is someone I know well from my time at Blackburn. I am really pleased we have been able to bring him here.

“He burst onto the scene at 17, playing at Anfield and Old Trafford in the space of a few days, before earning a senior Wales call-up.

“Adam has pace to burn and can operate in both full-back positions. With a full pre-season under his belt, he will become a real asset to our club.”

Henley’s move is subject to international clearance, in addition to the usual FA and EFL clearances.

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