Bradford City to cash in from George Green pro deal

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: George Green with Everton boss David Moyes when he first signed for the Toffees from City George Green with Everton boss David Moyes when he first signed for the Toffees from City

City will scoop another windfall after teenage prodigy George Green signed his first professional deal with Everton.

The Telegraph & Argus understands the Bantams will receive between £70,000 and £80,000 as part of the structured move which saw Green leave Valley Parade in October 2011.

It is the latest cash injection for the club, who could bank up to £1million from the two legs of the Capital One Cup semi-final against Aston Villa.

Similar to the deal involving Andre Wisdom at Liverpool, City are in line to get further payments when he plays for the first team and there are also clauses for a sell-on fee and any potential international appearances.

Green, who has only just turned 17, has already represented England at that age group and the Dewsbury-born midfielder is earning rave reviews at Goodison Park.

He has been training regularly with the senior squad and it is believed that he recently played in a behind-closed-doors friendly against Huddersfield.

Green has signed pro terms until the end of the 2014-15 season. He said: “As soon as I signed for Everton from Bradford, I was hoping I would get to a stage where I earned a pro contract. I’ve done that so it feels really good, to be honest.

“It’s been much harder at Everton than I thought; a much tougher challenge. I’m playing with better players now and it’s been really enjoyable.”

Around 20 clubs were thought to be interested in Green, who caught the eye with a hat-trick during a trial match for Tottenham under-18s against Aston Villa.

Spurs were also very keen to sign him but he opted for Everton after meeting boss David Moyes and sampling the atmosphere of the Merseyside derby. The deal was expected to net City around £2million in total.

Meanwhile, World Cup final referee Howard Webb will take charge of next Tuesday’s clash with Villa at Valley Parade.

It will be the first time the Rotherham-based official has refereed a City game since 2004. He was in the middle for the 3-2 defeat at Derby on Easter Monday which relegated the Bantams from the second tier.

Mike Mularkey, who assisted Webb at the 2010 showpiece in South Africa, will run the line along with Sian Massey – the female assistant at the centre of the ‘Sky-gate’ scandal involving Andy Gray and Richard Keys.

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9:07am Thu 3 Jan 13

bcfc1903 says...

Things looking very rosey down at Valley Parade...seems like Archie did the very best he could for the club regarding this particular bit of business. Good luck George...you have a very bright future...proud you chose BCFC to start your career.

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We shout with pride....we'll never hide...Claret and Amber.
Things looking very rosey down at Valley Parade...seems like Archie did the very best he could for the club regarding this particular bit of business. Good luck George...you have a very bright future...proud you chose BCFC to start your career. ** We shout with pride....we'll never hide...Claret and Amber. bcfc1903

9:09am Thu 3 Jan 13

Go Torps! Yer flying. says...

George, how about a season long loan deal...?
George, how about a season long loan deal...? Go Torps! Yer flying.

9:11am Thu 3 Jan 13

JamesRobertshaw says...

Well that's made my morning, hope we spend the money wisely
Well that's made my morning, hope we spend the money wisely JamesRobertshaw

9:26am Thu 3 Jan 13

tyker2 says...

Go Torps! Yer flying. wrote:
George, how about a season long loan deal...?
I have always said that if we produce youngsters we should have first call if these lads have to go on loan. Will it happen. Probably not
[quote][p][bold]Go Torps! Yer flying.[/bold] wrote: George, how about a season long loan deal...?[/p][/quote]I have always said that if we produce youngsters we should have first call if these lads have to go on loan. Will it happen. Probably not tyker2

10:24am Thu 3 Jan 13

Innocenti says...

I know this has been posted previously when the George Green deal first appeared,but I just chuckled to myself again, remembering the post where someone said "Is it me or does George look like a scouser already"
Happy new year to all City fans.
I know this has been posted previously when the George Green deal first appeared,but I just chuckled to myself again, remembering the post where someone said "Is it me or does George look like a scouser already" Happy new year to all City fans. Innocenti

10:36am Thu 3 Jan 13

Citygentleman1968 says...

He looks like the duelling banjo player from the film 'Deliverance'..sorry George, good luck lad.
He looks like the duelling banjo player from the film 'Deliverance'..sorry George, good luck lad. Citygentleman1968

11:10am Thu 3 Jan 13

Freddy says...

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Well Played George Green !!. In recent years --if we had ALL the players who were started etc.-at City. Who have subsequently gone
on to higher levels of achievement in football. WHAT A SQUAD WE WOULD HAVE.!.City could be back in the Prem. Lge.!.
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The Match Officials for The Villa Home Match --Webb-Mularky and Massey. Will prove to be very interesting on the night. The Lady Assistant Referee is extremely competent--more so than a lot of her male collegues!!. With the Match on Sky TV. The Commentators --will need to get their words correct when discussing that Lady's decisions.
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It will be a great match to watch, with those highest quality Officials, in charge.
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* Well Played George Green !!. In recent years --if we had ALL the players who were started etc.-at City. Who have subsequently gone on to higher levels of achievement in football. WHAT A SQUAD WE WOULD HAVE.!.City could be back in the Prem. Lge.!. * The Match Officials for The Villa Home Match --Webb-Mularky and Massey. Will prove to be very interesting on the night. The Lady Assistant Referee is extremely competent--more so than a lot of her male collegues!!. With the Match on Sky TV. The Commentators --will need to get their words correct when discussing that Lady's decisions. * It will be a great match to watch, with those highest quality Officials, in charge. * Freddy

12:10pm Thu 3 Jan 13

BigFigure says...

Innocenti wrote:
I know this has been posted previously when the George Green deal first appeared,but I just chuckled to myself again, remembering the post where someone said "Is it me or does George look like a scouser already"
Happy new year to all City fans.
Ken Dodd? John Bishop? Can't see it myself....
[quote][p][bold]Innocenti[/bold] wrote: I know this has been posted previously when the George Green deal first appeared,but I just chuckled to myself again, remembering the post where someone said "Is it me or does George look like a scouser already" Happy new year to all City fans.[/p][/quote]Ken Dodd? John Bishop? Can't see it myself.... BigFigure

1:02pm Thu 3 Jan 13

lonniejockstrap says...

Citygentleman1968 wrote:
He looks like the duelling banjo player from the film 'Deliverance'..sorry George, good luck lad.
He does en all! lol. I'm sure he won't mind you mentioning that, I bet he'll have developed a good sense of humour being around so many scousers.

Good luck George.
[quote][p][bold]Citygentleman1968[/bold] wrote: He looks like the duelling banjo player from the film 'Deliverance'..sorry George, good luck lad.[/p][/quote]He does en all! lol. I'm sure he won't mind you mentioning that, I bet he'll have developed a good sense of humour being around so many scousers. Good luck George. lonniejockstrap

3:59pm Thu 3 Jan 13

nowt fresh says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
Things looking very rosey down at Valley Parade...seems like Archie did the very best he could for the club regarding this particular bit of business. Good luck George...you have a very bright future...proud you chose BCFC to start your career. ** We shout with pride....we'll never hide...Claret and Amber.
And delighted you chose Everton to continue your professional career you will get the support you need from Davey Moyes and his backroom staff get the Toffee fans on your side and they will love you and you them, wishing you every success with the Toffee's.
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: Things looking very rosey down at Valley Parade...seems like Archie did the very best he could for the club regarding this particular bit of business. Good luck George...you have a very bright future...proud you chose BCFC to start your career. ** We shout with pride....we'll never hide...Claret and Amber.[/p][/quote]And delighted you chose Everton to continue your professional career you will get the support you need from Davey Moyes and his backroom staff get the Toffee fans on your side and they will love you and you them, wishing you every success with the Toffee's. nowt fresh

11:04pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Mr Perks says...

Whilst I appreciate that more cash for City will help the club, hopefully, achieve promotion and keep the wolf from the door. I can't but help feel that us fans may not see the likes of a 'Ginger Deity' at the club for a long, long time to come and that makes me sad, for myself and for the future generations of City fans. The days when a home grown player leads the club through the leagues and possibly represents his country have probably gone forever and that's one of the things wrong with 'modern football', the 'power' isn't as evenly distributed as it once was.
Whilst I appreciate that more cash for City will help the club, hopefully, achieve promotion and keep the wolf from the door. I can't but help feel that us fans may not see the likes of a 'Ginger Deity' at the club for a long, long time to come and that makes me sad, for myself and for the future generations of City fans. The days when a home grown player leads the club through the leagues and possibly represents his country have probably gone forever and that's one of the things wrong with 'modern football', the 'power' isn't as evenly distributed as it once was. Mr Perks

5:35am Fri 4 Jan 13

tyker2 says...

meanwhile Branston has been released by Aldershot
meanwhile Branston has been released by Aldershot tyker2

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