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Bradford City have completed the signing of AFC Wimbledon midfielder Jake Reeves for an undisclosed fee on a three-year deal.
The influential 24-year-old was a star in the middle of the park for the Dons last season, scoring once and playing in all 46 league games for Neal Ardley’s side.
Reeves is the second Dons player to join Bradford in a week, after striker Dominic Poleon signed for the Bantams on Wednesday, and he told the club’s Youtube channel: “Obviously it’s sad to leave [Wimbledon]
“They did very well for my career so far, but ultimately you’ve got to take these opportunities when they come, when a big club comes knocking.”
After starting his professional career with Brentford, Reeves left Griffin Park to join Swindon, before securing a move to Wimbledon in 2015 and helping the club rise from League Two to League One via a thrilling play-off campaign.
Despite his relatively young age, Reeves has a wealth of experience in the EFL with nearly 200 professional appearances, most of which for Wimbledon, and he will add some real strength to Stuart McCall’s exciting squad.
The club are targeting promotion after two consecutive season’s of heartbreak, and will have huge home support once again to spur the players on, with Reeves saying: “I know Bradford are a massive club.
“I’ve been told they’ve sold 19,000 season tickets already which is another reason players, like myself, want to come here.”