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Evans Agrees Bantams Move

Gareth Evans

Bradford City are to sign ex Crewe Alexandra Apprentice Gareth Evans from Macclesfield Town after the two Clubs agreed a fee.

The 21-year-old striker has agreed a two-year deal with Bradford and will officially join the Club on 1st July when the transfer window re-opens.

Bantams boss Stuart McCall believes the young striker has a lot of potential and is looking forward to seeing him play up front regularly.

“Gareth is a really good signing with a lot of promise and I’m delighted the Club have come to an agreement with Macclesfield,” McCall told the Bradford Telegraph and Argus

“He’s at a great age and has a lot of ability. He’s decent in the air, can run the channels, holds the ball up well and has good energy.”

Lincoln City had also shown an interest in Evans but he insists he is not moving to Valley Parade for financial reasons.

Speaking to the Club’s official website, he said:

“The first thing to say is that I owe a lot to Macclesfield Town Football Club. They were the ones that gave me my first opportunity in the professional game and for that I am truly grateful.

“I know a lot of the fans will be thinking I’ve just gone for the money. But it wasn’t a factor in my decision to move. Macclesfield made me a very good offer and one I was about to sign.

“But when I took the phone call to say that Stuart McCall was interested in taking me to Bradford, it was an opportunity I couldn’t let go.

“I am still a young lad and I have aspirations to go as far as I can in the game.”

Evans was on the books at Manchester United before his two year Apprenticeship at Crewe, who released him in 2007.

He joined Macclesfield in July 2007 and has scored 19 goals during two years at Moss Rose.

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