Pereira becomes first January signing

Bradford City AFC is delighted to announce the signing of exciting forward Dion Pereira - who becomes the club’s first January recruit - on loan from Sky Bet Championship side Luton Town

The highly-rated 22-year-old can be deployed as a winger or attacking midfielder, and arrives on a deal until the end of the 2021/22 season.

Having graduated from the Watford academy, Pereira then gained experience in the MLS with Atlanta United before signing for the Hatters in 2020.

He made his Premier League debut for the Hornets against Leicester City in 2017, and was awarded the 2016/17 Young Player of the Season award at Vicarage Road.

Pereira said: “It is an amazing feeling to be here, and I just want to get the ball rolling and start playing.

“The gaffer has told me everything he wants from me and how I fit into the team. I like to bring creativity to games with assists, putting balls into the box and driving at defenders.

“As soon as I touch the pitch it is my opportunity to show the supporters what I can do and give everything for this club. I like pressure and am looking forward to getting going.”

City manager Derek Adams said: “We are delighted to be welcoming Dion to our squad and are looking forward to seeing him in action.

“He can play in a range of attacking positions, including out wide or as a No.10, and has a lot of experience at a young age, with Watford, Atlanta United and Luton.

“He likes to create opportunities for other players, so it is up to us to get the ball to him and hope he can excite our supporters.”

Pereira will wear No.28 for the Bantams and be sponsored by Element Jewellery, with his signing subject to the relevant EFL and FA clearances

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