Rotherham United sign Jordan Bowery from Aston Villa...
Rotherham United have broken the club transfer record after signing Jordan Bowery from Aston Villa for an undisclosed fee.
Manager Steve Evans made Bowery his fifth summer signing a day after netting former Rangers defender Kirk Broadfoot.
The striker has penned a two-year deal with the Millers and in doing so enters the club history books as the Millers’ record signing.
A delighted Evans confirmed the club had to work hard to secure the former Chesterfield hit-man’s signature.
“We are delighted to sign him, we have been very patient on this deal and again we are thankful to the Chairman in providing the funds for this record transfer, and thankfully we were able to persuade Jordan that his future lies in Rotherham,” Evans told www.themillers.co.uk
“I am thankful to Paul Lambert at Aston Villa for the kind words he said about Rotherham United and we are just delighted to have got the deal over the line and have young Jordan come on board.”
Bowery began his career at neighbours Chesterfield where he caught the eye of the Premier League giants who signed him in 2012. The fleet-footed front-man enjoyed a run in the Villa side towards the end of last season where he tested himself against some of the World’s best defences.
“He forced himself into the starting line-up for a number of weeks before the end of last season, and I watched one of those matches live and of course I have seen him on a number of other occasions,” Evans added.
“He excited everyone when he was at Chesterfield when he broke through as a young kid and then he got the wonderful opportunity to play at Aston Villa. He has been at two good clubs and he has the opportunity to join a club that is desperately keen to do well in The Championship.”
Evans believes his new signing has the potential to become a fans’ favourite, citing a number of attributes which will endear him to the Millers faithful.
“Our supporters will like this kid,” Evans said of the 22-year-old.
“He is a workhorse with good technique and he has outstanding ability in the air. He is also very quick and if people thought that Kieran Agard was quick then wait until you see Jordan Bowery in full stride. He isn’t just quick over a distance, he is sharp in short bursts as well, very similar to what Nouha Dicko did for us in League One, and we are hoping Jordan can deliver that for us in The Championship.”