Big news surrounding Bradford City as reports from the Yorkshire Post are emerging that striker Aaron McLean could well be on his way out as Sylvan Ebanks-Blake looks set to join the club.

These reports come at a highly important time for the Bradford fans as most fans have managed to lose patience with McLean with the struggling striker only scoring 2 goals in 12 league appearances this season with a total of 6 goals in 32 games with the Bantams.

The high earner was brought in as a replacement for Nahki Wells who departed to local rivals Huddersfield Town however McLean failed to live up to what many fans expected him to be. McLean scored his first goal for Bradford 2 months against Gillingham after signing for the Bantams from Hull in January. With McLean reportedly the highest earner at Bradford, the impetus has been on his goal-scoring ability which has not been what was widely expected and as a result some fans are keen to see the striker depart for a new club.

With McLean reportedly having 18 months left on his contract, it looked an improbability for the striker to leave the Bantams but with Sylvan Ebanks-Blake recently training with the West-Yorkshire club, it looks likely that manager Phil Parkinson could be prepared to bring the former Wolves striker in and let McLean go.

On the topic of Ebanks-Blake joining, Bradford manager Phil Parkinson told the Yorkshire Post: “We’re just having a look at him to see what his fitness levels are like and if he fits in with our group of players”. “If a good striker comes available it’s worth looking at him.” 

With the former Manchester United and Wolves striker potentially on his way in on large wages, the club would have to free some more wages up to be able to financially cope with having the 28 year-old. This could easily spell the end for McLean.

Parkinson said regarding McLean to the Yorkshire Post:“He’s out of the side at the moment and that’s the way it is.”

“With Aaron, he wants to play and at the moment he’s not playing, and that’s always frustrating for any player.”

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