Bradford City have secured the services Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Scottish Under 21 star Elliot Watt on a two-year deal, as reported by their official site.
The 20-year-old spent his youth career with Championship side Preston North End, joining Wolves in 2018. He made just a solitary League Cup appearance for Wolves, but has represented his country at under 17 and under 19 level. Last season, he went out on loan to Carlisle United, where he netted once in 14 appearances.
“I am buzzing to be here and cannot wait to get going in pre-season,” he told the club’s official site. “From the minute I heard Bradford City was interested, it was straight ahead. I wanted to get the deal done.
“The size of the club speaks for itself and we should not really be in the division we are. I am here to work hard and help get this club where it deserves to be.”
Having recently secured a swoop for Callum Cooke, Bradford’s squad is beginning to take shape and manager Stuart McCall revealed his delight at this latest signing.
“Elliot is a player I have had my eye on for quite a while, now. I knew of him when he was at Preston as a kid, and then when he went to Wolves.
“He is very hungry and wants to get out and make his mark. He is a really technically-gifted ball player who has international experience at youth level with Scotland. Even though he still had another year left on his contract, Wolves were happy to let him get out and play football, and we have high hopes for him.”
Bradford supporters seem delighted with the move, which seems to signal a real intent to go for promotion this coming season.
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He was highly regarded at Wolves, but would find it difficult to get in past our current centre midfielders. The Carlisle fans were waxing lyrical about him last season, you've done well to get him, I thought he'd be playing L1 level at least next season, best of luck Elliot.
— Robert Allsebrook (@robthetactician) July 27, 2020
Wolves have seen something in him so thats a start. He'll add some youth & energy prob in the O'Brien mould ?. But he needs a proper leader to bring him on. Stuart needs to find clone of "himself" to put out there. I see no "onfield leader" in that group at all.
— theoutsider???? (@theoutsider1959) July 27, 2020
So we’ve got him on a permanent deal and paid a fee. More shite recruitment eh?
— @bd6bantam (@bd6bantam) July 27, 2020
I think centre mid could be our strength this season rather than our weakness, like the last couple of seasons. Under the tutelage of McCall he and Cooke could be quality.
— TomH (@TomDH007) July 27, 2020
Cracking that! ?
— TitchyBantam (@titch1381) July 27, 2020
Sounds a very promising signing ??
— James Storrie (@Mr_Stozza) July 27, 2020
Brilliant signing. Well done to the club. Thanks to Mr Rupp for backing us with his money.
— Elliot Meakin (@ellmeaks) July 27, 2020