James Hanson’s transfer fee from Guiseley has finally been settled by tribunal.

Six months of haggling over the City striker’s worth was brought to an end by a league panel in Manchester today.

The final figure is thought to be around £7,500, with a sell-on clause for the non-leaguers should Hanson move on from Valley Parade. City have also promised to play a pre-season friendly at Nethermoor.

The deal is similar to that which the Bantams got from Barnet for Luke Medley following an independent hearing.

Joint-chairman Julian Rhodes, who attended the tribunal alongside Hanson, said: “What they were awarded was very similar to what we had offered.

“We are happy with the verdict and I hope that Guiseley feel the same. We would like to think that we can retain our good relationship with them.

“We’re glad that the matter has finally been resolved and it will be nice to move forward.”

It was the first instance of a part-time club ever taking a league side to a tribunal.