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16 January 2023

Club News


16 January 2023

Bradford City AFC is delighted to announce the loan signing of Rotherham United left-back Tolaji Bola.

The 24-year-old arrives at the University of Bradford Stadium until the end of the season, having appeared for the Millers in the Sky Bet Championship this term.

The Arsenal academy product made 12 appearances on loan at Rochdale in Sky Bet League One during the 2021/22 campaign, before making the permanent move to South Yorkshire in August 2021.

Bola said: “I am really happy to be here and cannot wait to get started.

“I was really attracted by the history of the club, the fanbase and, of course, the manager. All those things made it an easy decision to join.

“The gaffer has spoken about wanting an attacking outlet and quality from wide areas. As a full-back, I pride myself on defending, but can also get forward and contribute towards attacks.

“I want to show what I can do and come in, make a difference and help the team reach our goal of promotion, which I am sure we can achieve.”

City manager Mark Hughes said: “We are pleased to be bringing Tolaji in as the fifth of our January recruits.

“He is a strong defender who, thanks to a real willingness to get forward and attack, is equally as comfortable operating at wing-back.

“Having already represented Rotherham in the Championship and League One, after previously spending time on loan at Rochdale, he is well accustomed to senior football in the EFL, and the standard required.

“Tolaji is ready to play football and show the Bradford City supporters what he can do, and we are excited to see him in action at Valley Parade.”

Tolaji Bola’s signing is subject to the relevant EFL and FA clearances.

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