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Mclean moves to City

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09:00 16th January 2014

The Bantams have swooped to secure the signature of proven goalscorer Aaron Mclean on a permanent deal from Premier League side Hull City.

Mclean, 30, put pen to paper on a two-and-a-half year deal at the Coral Windows Stadium late this Wednesday evening before being unveiled as a Bradford player today (Thursday).

The deal means Mclean is now contracted to City until July 2016.

Subject to receiving the relevant clearances, Mclean will now go straight into City's squad for their Yorkshire derby at Sheffield United on Saturday.

The signing of Mclean, a striker with over 120 career goals to his name, will be seen by many as a clear signal of intent from the Bantams and should whet the appetite of the vast majority of City supporters.

A delighted Phil Parkinson said: "I'm thrilled by the arrival of Aaron.

"He is someone I have monitored for a while now and he has a proven record at this level.

"Aaron is a fantastic player and he will be a great personality to have around the dressing room.

"I am sure he is going to be an excellent acquisition for the football club."

Before moving to the Coral Windows Stadium, Mclean spent most of the last two years playing Championship football with Hull and during loan spells at Ipswich Town and Birmingham City.

The striker did feature for Hull in the Premiership during their fixture away at Tottenham Hotspur earlier this season, however, while he scored in their recent F.A Cup third round win at Middlesbrough as well.

Mclean also has experience of playing at League 1 level before having netted 18 goals in 39 appearances for Peterborough United back in the 2008/09 season.

He will wear squad number 21 for the rest of this season.