Bradford City have confirmed the signing of defender Clarke Oduor ahead of the new League One campaign.
The 23-year-old Kenya international, who was a free agent having been released by EFL Championship side Barnsley, has penned a three-year contract and become the Bantams’ first signing of the summer.
“Bradford is delighted to announce the signing of Clarke Oduor, on a three-year deal, who becomes the club’s first new summer recruit,” read a statement on the club’s official website.
“The Kenyan international, who can operate as a winger, wing-back, or full-back, arrives at the University of Bradford Stadium following his release from Barnsley, until the summer of 2026.”
The statement continued: “Having graduated from Leeds United’s academy in 2017, the 23-year-old moved to South Yorkshire in 2019, making a total of 57 appearances for the Tykes.”
On signing for the side, Oduor said: “I am excited. This is a huge club with a great fanbase, so I cannot wait to get going. I am here to hopefully help us get back up the leagues. It is a three-year contract, so I am just looking forward to kicking on here.
“I signed for Barnsley four years ago and have a decent level of experience. It has been good to go out on loan and find a little bit more out about the league, so I feel I am ready to enjoy my time here.
“My game is about excitement. I like to get on the ball a lot and make things happen, creating chances for myself and my teammates. That is what I am all about.
“Hopefully, I can get the fans off their seats. It is a fresh start for me, something new. It feels good and I cannot wait to meet the lads and get going.”
His goal against Brentford on the final day of the 2019-20 season secured Barnsley’s second-tier status for another year. He turned out 14 times on loan for Hartlepool United last season, scoring in a 2-1 defeat at Swindon Town in October.