James Hanson Signs For Sheffield United
Bradford City have confirmed today that they have accepted a bid from Sheffield United for James Hanson. The Blades had submitted an offer believed to be in the region of £150,000 to £200,000 for the striker whose deal at Valley Parade ends this summer.
James Hanson was withdrawn from the Bradford City squad at the weekend for the game against Millwall, ahead of his prospective move to South Yorkshire. Hanson joined the club from non-league Guiseley AFC and made 335 appearances, scoring 91 goals.
The deal is due to be completed in time to allow Hanson to be part of the Sheffield United squad that faces Fleetwood Town in Sky Bet League One tomorrow. Hanson leaves Valley Parade as the club’s second highest scorer of all time behind Bobby Campbell.
A club statement read, “The club would like to place on record their thanks for the wonderful and lengthy service James has given Bradford City, including some memorable goals and moments that will live long in the memory of every City fan.
Despite James being part of our future plans we had to make the difficult decision to let him go and respect his personal reasons for leaving. At Bradford City we don’t take any decision lightly.
Only after considering all the information available to us do we act and only with the best future interests of the club at heart. We wish James well in the future as we now focus on strengthening our squad for the rest of the season and beyond.”