CITY have snapped up winger Adam Wilson from Welsh champions The New Saints for an undisclosed fee.

The Bantams have kicked off the final week of the transfer window by making the former Newcastle wide man their eighth capture. He has joined on a three-year deal.

Wilson, aged 23, scored seven goals in 23 appearances last season to help TNS to a Cymru Premier and Welsh Cup double. He was named the supporters’ player of the year.

He previously netted 11 in 61 Premier League 2 games with Newcastle where he also played in the EFL Trophy and FA Youth Cup.



The former England youth international said: “I am buzzing - really happy to have signed - and am just ready to kick on and get started.

“This is a big club that should be a lot higher up in the leagues, with a great manager and fanbase, so it was difficult to say no when I heard of the interest.

“I love playing in front of big crowds. I did it a few times at Newcastle, and it really gets your adrenaline going. Some players sink under it, but it gives me more of a boost.

“I am a quick, direct, skilful winger who likes to score and assist goals. I am ready to get out there in front of people and showcase what I can do. I feel physically good and am ready to go.”

Bantams boss Mark Hughes has been looking to bring in a winger. Wilson will wear the number 33 shirt.

Hughes said: “We are delighted to have secured the services of Adam, as a player we have been tracking all summer.

“He is a fast, direct winger who likes to get at defenders and contribute with goals and assists at the top end of the pitch.

“Having started his career at Newcastle United, he now has plenty of experience at a young age, after performing well in Wales last season and helping TNS to silverware.”