We are delighted to announce the transfer of highly-rated youngster Tyler French from AFC Sudbury to Bradford City FC.

The 20-year-old arrives from AFC Sudbury following a successful trial period, penning a two-year deal with the club.

He attracted interest from Charlton, Ipswich and Barnsley but French is delighted to be joining the Bantams.

He said: “I am over the moon to be joining the club. It is all quite surreal.

“As soon as Bradford got in touch and I was given the opportunity, it was a no-brainer.

“Gary (Bowyer) had nothing but positive words for me and was keen to get me in straight away.

“I could not think of anywhere better to be than Bradford.

“Having home crowds of 15,000-plus is fantastic and I cannot wait to get in front of the fans and show them what I am all about.

“Expect big things from me because I will give my absolute all for the shirt – and the badge.”

Tyler French

‘I can’t wait to play for Bradford, the hard work has payed off massive thanks to Core Sports for getting everything sorted’

Bowyer was pleased with what French had to offer while on a short-term trial with the Bantams last month.

The City boss added: “Tyler is young and very highly rated.

“He came and trained with us towards the end of last season, playing in a friendly, and was very impressive.

“He is a good size, with good pace, and has a great attitude to take the opportunity we are giving him.

“I am looking forward to seeing him develop over the next 12 months.”

Core Sports would like to wish Tyler the very best of luck in his exciting step into the football league.