Bradford have been handed a major transfer boost, regarding Morecambe defensive midfielder Yann Songo’o.
Newly-promoted League One side Morecambe have confirmed that midfielder Yann Songo’o will leave the club at the end of the month. Songo’o is out of contract this summer and Morecambe have revealed that he has decided to turn down the chance to stay at the club to pursue alternative opportunities ahead of next season.
Earlier this month, The Sun journalist Alan Nixon claimed that Bradford boss Derek Adams is keen on a deal to sign Songo’o for the fourth time in his managerial career, having managed the midfielder at Morecambe last season before his switch to Bradford.
Earlier this year, Adams lavished praise on Songo’o whilst he was manager of Morecambe. He claimed the 29-year-old was “important” for the club and put in exceptional performances. He told The Visitor:
“Yann plays a very important role in the team as does someone like Cole Stockton.
“He allows the other players around and about to go and play their game but it was an exceptional performance.
“That role depends on how you set out your team and what league you’re playing in but he certainly plays it well.”
Bradford fans will be on cloud nine after hearing this news as it could mean they are set to sign Songo’o on a free transfer.
The enforcer could be a major signing for the club and improve their chances of pushing for promotion out of League Two next season. He is also a player Adams clearly trusts, as shown by the three times he has signed him previously and his current pursuit of the midfielder.
This means that it may not take Songo’o much time to settle in, as he already knows exactly what Adams wants from him.
Songo’o would be a sizeable upgrade on the midfield options Adams currently has at his disposal. Elliot Watt averaged a WhoScored rating of 6.86 in League Two for Bradford, which was the highest score by any midfield player in the 2020/21 campaign.
Songo’o, meanwhile, averaged an exceptional score of 7.24 in 31 starts as a defensive midfielder for Bradford – scoring six goals in the process. This shows that he could be a monumental addition to Bradford’s squad, as he is a proven top-quality performer in the fourth tier.
Therefore, fans will be buzzing that Songo’o could now join Bradford for nothing. He could turn into an important player for Bradford, as Adams claims he was for Morecambe, and add some extra steel to the middle of the park.
It is now down to Adams and Bradford to get this deal over the line and snap him up on a free before anyone else has a chance to.
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