A rather sad set of results, but with everything else that is happening at the club it can be pushed aside, Europe is a huge plus, the infrastructure is there for the future and you still have half a season to turn things around
Bradford Park Avenue have started the New Year with a bang with a 3-0 win over Huddersfield and, more importantly, announcing their new record signing.
Shortly after the Football Association declared the transfer window opened, Bradford PA posted pictures of their two new and official signings.
They broke their previous transfer record of £15M for Xhevdet Sefa to sign Sassuolo's Alfred Duncan for an enormous £33M price.
Although not completely £33M yet, the initial fee stands at £25.75M as Avenue will pay the remaining £7.25M in monthly instalments over the course of 12 months.
Branded a club icon over at former team Sassuolo, Italian experts seem to believe that Chabukiani's judgement on this transfer is spot on, even with the hefty price tag slapped on the 28 year old.
Luigi Selva, a Serie A analyst says that Duncan is an all-round midfielder who is brilliant in all cases needed. He comments that his strongest attribute is Duncan's athleticism on the field, with his technical ability not a long shot behind.
Duncan has claimed lots of international experience with his native Ghana and will play in his first ever World Cup next year in Group D against Serbia, Honduras and England.
Close friends have come out in the media to say that Duncan has finally got his 'dream move' to England and is delighted to join the setup in West Yorkshire after six years excelling at Sassuolo.
Alfred is a wonderful, exciting player who we are very lucky to have at our club as of now. The midfielder has spoken to me several times over the past few days and has said he can't wait to get started here in England, and it must be said that I am really looking forward to seeing him out there on the pitch and so should the fans.
Although a big transfer, the transfer of Callum Slaterry from Southampton to Bradford has been heavily shaded over with the arrival of Alfred Duncan for a record fee.
Slaterry, 22, spent his whole career at Southampton and broke into the first team in 2019 as the club fell into the Championship. He now joins Premier League Bradford PA for an initial fee of £6M, rising up to £8M by the end of the current year.
In transfer rumours, sources close to the club claim that Chabukiani's next raid is on Sporting Lisbon as he gives orders to Director of Football Oliver Kahn to negotiate a transfer and a contract for their star Argentinian striker Nelson González.