Bradford City has beaten off competition to secure the deadline day capture of forward Charles Vernam - from Burton Albion - for an undisclosed fee.
The 24-year-old has put pen to paper on a contract which will keep him at the Utilita Energy Stadium until at least the conclusion of the 2021/22 campaign.
A product of the Derby County academy, Vernam can operate in a number of positions across the attacking line, and has appeared on 16 occasions for the Brewers this season.
The former Coventry City man has spent the past three seasons at Grimsby Town, where he won the 2020 Mitre Goal of the Season Award.
Vernam said: “It is great to have got the move sorted. As soon as I heard of the interest from Bradford City, I knew where I needed to be.
“I remember playing here last season for Grimsby, and the stadium was pretty much full. You do not forget those sorts of moments, and I want to be able to experience that kind of an atmosphere again.
“It is a massive club with a big footballing community, which is an important part of being a player. You want to be somewhere where you feel important and wanted by the supporters.
“I am here to show people what I am about, which is attacking football. I like to take people on, score and assist. I believe I can bring that to this football club to hopefully help us climb the table.”
City’s joint-interim managers, Mark Trueman and Conor Sellars, said: “Charlie is another player we have had our eyes on for quite some time, so are naturally delighted to have been able to get him in the building - prior to the end of the transfer window.
“He has bags of ability and plenty of potential, and can be deployed in various roles across our attack.
“A number of other clubs - at this level and higher - showed interest in him, which speaks volumes of how much he wanted to play for Bradford City.
“He carries a lot of qualities which will benefit us and, again, brings something fresh and different to our squad. We are looking forward to seeing what he can do in claret and amber.”
Vernam will wear No.15 for the Bantams and is now available to sponsor by e-mailing email@example.com. His signing is subject to the relevant EFL and FA clearances.