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Bradford set for Horsfield swoop

last updated Friday 30th June 2000, 3:30 PM

Fulham striker Geoff Horsfield is set to realise his Premiership dream with a £3million move to Bradford City.

Super Geoff HorsfieldThe 26-year-old Barnsley-born ex-brickie could be on his way out of Craven Cottage after finding his place by the River Thames under threat after new Fulham boss Jean Tigana signed striker Louis Saha for £3.1million from French club Metz.

And a move back to his native Yorkshire would suit the 6ft strongman down to the ground.

He made his name just down the road from Bradford at Halifax Town and grabbed 34 goals as the Shaymen stormed to the Vauxhall Conference title in 1997.

The Bantams made an attempt to sign him then but he stayed loyal to Halifax before then Fulham manager Kevin Keegan paid the third division club a club-record £350,000 for the former Scarborough man.

Keegan later declared the transfer as a "great bit of business" and said that Horsfield was even better than he thought.

But he was troubled by injury for much of last season and the sacking of Paul Bracewell could signal the end of his time in London.

Bradford boss Chris Hutchings has a £4million transfer budget and is in need of more weight in attack if the Bantams are to defy the odds and survive in the Premiership once again.

Horsfield was close to a £5million move to Bradford's Yorkshire neighbours Leeds United last November before David O'Leary pulled out of the deal.

Source Sports.com By Matt Donlan
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