Bradford have finally made their first permanent signing since exiting administration, with French international Jamal Fakir signing up.
Fakir – who recently left Catalan Dragons under controversial circumstances – has signed a deal until the end of the season with the Bulls, who are currently rooted to the bottom of Super League.
He arrives at the club after seven years at the Dragons, where he helped them reach Challenge Cup finals and multiple play-off appearances. And Bradford head coach Francis Cummins expressed his relief at finally getting a deal over the line.
“We are extremely happy to have Jamal on board, he will be massive for us going forward,” Cummins claimed.
“To bring someone of Jamal’s experience and quality in at this stage of the season is something I would deem a massive coup for this club.
“We only want to bring players here that add something to the team and improve our chances of success. In Jamal, I believe we have done that. He brings a great deal of experience, given his impressive track record.
Pick up next Monday’s League Express for an exclusive chat with Fakir about his hopes with the Bulls, as well as his explosive exit from the Dragons.