Bradford City have vowed to not do business with York City for the foreseeable future after expressing their anger over the transfer of Clayton Donaldson, as per a recent report by the Bradford Telegraph and Argus.
The main source of the dismay from the Bantams is said to stem from the fact that Donaldson’s contract with York City isn’t set to start until 1st August.
However despite this, the veteran striker has already been pictured in the club’s kit and has already featured in pre-season friendlies for the non league side.
Added to the fact that York angered Bradford with a recent post on Twitter and now it has been claimed that the Sky Bet League Two side have vowed to not do business with the Minstermen again.
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The signing of Donaldson by York was announced some time ago following Bradford’s decision to not offer the 37-year-old a new contract, thus bringing an end to his two season stay at Valley Parade.
I think York have acted very unprofessionally if truth be told and I think the Bantams have every right to be angry at their counterparts for the way they have acted in this saga.
The transition of Donaldson moving to the non league side should have been seamless but clearly some wires have been crossed over the negotiations between the two sides.
It has all made for a very messy and quite frankly embarrassing situation that could’ve quite easily been avoided if the Minstermen had acted in the right manner.
Bradford will want to put the whole thing behind them now and focus on the campaign ahead, with no one wanting for this issue to be played out in the public eye any more.
In short, the beginning of August certainly can’t come soon enough for both clubs.