Bradford Park Avenue have announced the arrival of seven new players as the January transfer window opens for British clubs.
The seven players arriving at Horsfall Stadium this winter includes a kick in the teeth for fierce rivals Bradford City as their cross-town rivals steal one of their highest-rated players.
But firstly it is 20-year-old Salvadoran striker José Luis Aguilar
who agreed a deal with the club first. With Anton Ferdinand providing Caribbean knowledge to spot the player, Aguilar agreed a deal until 2022.
Aguilar has made 21 appearances for the El Salvador national football team and has quickly become a national hero with 14 goals to his name. He arrives from Salvadoran side Topiltzin for whom he scored 30 goals for in his four year spell.
Next up is Irish midfielder Garreth O'Callaghan
who joins the club on a free transfer as he departs his boyhood team of Dundalk FC following the expiration of his contract in Ireland.
In his four professional years at the club, he made 61 first-team appearances which were mostly in the last two years. However he wowed fans at Oriel Park with fifteen assists and four goals in his time there.
The first properly major signing is the £850,000 arrival of Rafinha
from Brazilian Premier League side Fluminense. It is a sad departure for the 27-year-old midfielder as he has spent ten years at the club. Throughout his spell in South America, he made 215 appearances in the league as a total, scoring 15 and assisting 20 goals.
The Brazilian - now valued at £5.25million - will be hoping to make his mark on European football in the Premier League as he faces stiff competition from the likes of Lewis Cook, Ben Blackmore and Josh Vela.
Argentinian striker Christian Ramírez
has joined the club on a free transfer from Estudiantes. The 22-year-old has spent the majority of his career in Greece with loan deals agreed with Panaitolikos and Panionios in which he scored a combined four goals in twenty games.
Ramírez is said to be proud of the club's league standing and hopes to learn a lot at the club in the two years he is set to stay in West Yorkshire. He will earn a weekly wage of £7,500.
Bradford Park Avenue have made their success over rivals Bradford City even harder for Bantams fans to swallow as they steal their highest rated youngster for a fee of just £45,000.
, from St. George's in Granada. Bradford City snapped the striker up from Qatar outfit Al-Arabi in 2017. He has scored two goals in seven games for The Bantams in his career. He has already made five appearances for his national side of Grenada.
Congolese forward Guychel Mulumba
has signed on a free transfer this winter following the expiration of his contract with German side Bayreuth. His impressive exploits in the youth teams in Germany caught the eye of scouts at Bradford PA and they leaped at the chance to sign the striker.
Mulumba has delighted fans in his home nation of DR Congo as he awaits a senior team start following 17 goals in 14 games during Under-21 international matches - an outstanding feat for any player.
Yes, it's the man with the rather large afro that is so big that it doesn't even fit in the picture! That is Ghanaian midfielder Joseph Ofori
, a 20-year-old who has made a name for himself in Germany with Wolfsburg.
He has made two appearances for the Ghana Under-20's in his career, however he failed to make a first-team appearance at Wolfsburg despite showing early promise in his career.
Three summer signings have also gone out on foreign loan, with two leaving to join Olimpic Sarajevo in Bosnia after Bradford and Olimpic announced an affiliation agreement earlier in 2020. Abbes Bouchouk and Luciano Pesce leave for Olimpic meanwhile Argentinian striker Gerardo Giménez leaves for Greek giants AEK Athens.