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City Sign Swedish Defender From Bayern Munich

Thomas Isherwood

Thomas Isherwood has agreed a two-year deal.

Bradford City have signed Swedish defender Thomas Isherwood from Bayern Munich.

The 20-year-old centre-back moves to Valley Parade for an undisclosed fee after agreeing an initial two-year deal.

Isherwood, who stands at 6' 4'', has represented Sweden at international level from Under 15s up to Under 19s. He was born in Sweden but he is also eligible to represent England. Isherwood's mother is Swedish but his father is English.

After playing youth football for a number of clubs in his native Sweden, Isherwood was snapped by the German giants from Stockholm-based side IF Brommapojkarna.

Head of Recruitment Greg Abbott told the club's official website: "Thomas was recommended to us through people at Bayern Munich.

"They always had high hopes for him, but they feel it would be very difficult for Thomas to break through into their team now.

"Their level is clearly very different, though, they are looking at the elite players for their first team squad.

"He is a 6' 4'' left-sided defender - they can sometimes be a bit of a rarity - and he is another player we hope we can bring in and develop.

"How quickly he settles in and adapts will be down to him and the work we give him, but he is certainly someone who comes highly recommended to us."

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