City miss out on Jordan Williams

Jordan Williams has today signed for League One side Rochdale, who entered the race for his signature on Monday.

City had been chasing the wide man from Barrow for a couple of weeks, but Rochdale have paid a five-figure sum up front, with add-ons in place that could boost it to a six-figure fee.

The North-West Evening Mail have reported that we were the first club to enter a bid for Williams, but they believe our valuation was below the amount Barrow wanted for him.

The fee will still eclipse the record fee Barrow have received, that being £45k for Jason Walker.

Keith Hill was delighted to get his man, saying:

“He’s a great acquisition for the football club. He’s someone we’ve been pursuing since the end of the season and it’s just great to get the deal done. He will be a great privilege to work with. He’s very honest, grounded, determined and hungry.”