Bradford City sign Calum Kavanagh from Middlesbrough

Calum Kavanagh

Calum Kavanagh Credit: Bradford City

Bradford City AFC have signed 20-year-old striker Calum Kavanagh from Middlesbrough.

Kavanagh, who has represented the Republic of Ireland at the under-17 level, joins the Bantams on a two-and-a-half-year contract. 

Son of former Republic of Ireland midfielder Graham Kavanagh, Calum was born in Wales and began his football journey with Middlesbrough’s academy at under-9 level.

He shone in the 2020/21 season, scoring 13 goals in 20 matches in the Under-18s Premier League.

His development continued with loan spells at Harrogate Town and Newport County, where he made an immediate impact by scoring on his debut.

Expressing his enthusiasm about the move, Kavanagh said, “It feels brilliant to be here. It is a huge club with huge ambitions, and this is a new chapter in my career that I am really looking forward to."

He added, “I would say I am an energetic player who likes to press, get in behind players and get in people's faces and ultimately score goals. I am here to win games."

Bradford City manager Graham Alexander welcomed Kavanagh, noting, “Calum is a player who will bring pace and energy to our forward line, and obviously a goal threat. He is hungry to be successful, and I believe he will get the chance, here.”

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