Bradford City have had a bid rejected by Grimsby Town for Siriki Dembélé, as per a report by the Yorkshire Post.

The 21-year-old played his first season in senior football last season and impressed for Grimsby Town in League Two.

Dembélé is now the subject of strong interest from Bradford City. The League One side are keen to bolster their squad ahead of next season and are looking for potential signings despite having a manager yet. The former Livingston boss David Hopkin, who guided them to back-to-back promotions to the Scottish Premier League, is the favourite for the job.

The Bantams could make another move for Dembélé after seeing their first bid turned down by Grimsby. The 21-year-old started his career with Dundee United in Scotland before a stint at Ayr United. He then moved to the Nike Academy in May 2016 and earned trials at Barnsley and Huddersfield Town.

Grimsby saw off interest from Stevenage to snap him up last summer and he has turned out to be an inspired signing for them. His speed and power caused problems for League Two defenders last season and he played 39 games for the Mariners, scoring 4 goals.

Dembélé is being tipped for a big future and would be a good long-term option for Bradford if they can sign him. He handed in a transfer request recently and is keen on a move away from Grimsby.


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