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CITY SECURE SONGO’O SINGING

30 June 2021

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Bradford City AFC is delighted to announce the signing of promotion-winning midfielder Yann Songo’o - on a two-year deal. 

A commanding 29-year-old, Songo’o arrives at the Utilita Energy Stadium having helped Morecambe triumph over Newport County - in last season’s Sky Bet League Two Play-Off Final - under manager Derek Adams. 

He also helped Adams achieve promotion to Sky Bet League One while at Plymouth Argyle, having first worked together in The Scottish Premiership with Ross County.

Having began his career in Spain with Real Zaragoza, the former France and Cameroon youth international has also served spells at the likes of Sporting Kansas City, Orlando City, Blackburn Rovers and Scunthorpe United, prior to his time at the Mazuma Stadium. 

Songo’o said: “I am delighted to have got the deal done. When I got the call from the gaffer, I felt it would be a huge assignment for me at a historic club. 

“I am keen to be a part of the project the gaffer is building and was desperate to come in as soon as possible, so am really pleased to be here. 

“I am a player who, no matter what position he is playing in, will give 110%. I like to protect the back four and start attacks to help us win matches. 

“The gaffer has always found a way to get the best out of me, and has helped me progress wherever I have been with him.

“This is a club which speaks for itself, and it did not have to be sold to me too much. I am excited for what is ahead and hopefully helping us achieve our aim - which is, this season, undoubtedly promotion.”

Adams added: “I am delighted to have been able to bring Yann here with us, as a player I know so well and have a huge amount of trust in. 

“Having worked with him at three other clubs, I have no doubts over not only the character we are bringing in, but also what Yann will add on the field for us. 

“He is a battler and a winner with real resilience - and physical and mental strength. Yann will give his all on the field for his team-mates and supporters, and typifies the kind of values needed to play for Bradford City. 

“I have a feeling our supporters will enjoy watching Yann put his body on the line for three points over the next two years and beyond, and I am looking forward to working with him once again.” 

Songo’o will be sponsored by MetalTech for the 2021/22 season. His signing is subject to the relevant EFL and FA clearances. 


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