Bury Football Club are delighted to announce the capture of Leon Clarke on a three-year deal...
David Flitcroft has snapped up the highly experienced striker who was released by Wolverhampton Wanderers at the end of the season, 15 months after re-signing him for a second spell at the Championship Club.
The 30 year-old comes with a great deal of know-how and quality, having spent his 12 year career at the top levels of English football.
The prolific striker has scored 91 goals from his 197 appearances and is a key addition to the squad to the coming season.
Today David Flitcroft spoke of his joy over securing Leon, stating "I am delighted as a Manager/Coach to be working with Leon Clarke next season and beyond.
"The Club, Chairman and Management Team have been working tirelessly for the last 3 weeks to capture the signature of Leon. When we found out a player of his ability and quality was potentially available, we had to do all that we could to secure his services.
"He is pure pedigree and has incredible goal scoring ability. He has the pace, power and intelligence to have a massive impact for us next season.
"Leon met up with the Management Team and Chairman at Carrington to discuss the Bury project and our progression as a Club, and loved the direction we were heading in.
"He has games on his CV, knowledge and understanding of higher Leagues to help guide us in the next stage of our progression.
"The fact that he wants to play such a huge part in our next chapter speaks volumes for both the Club and player. He wants to be part of our football family and the environment that we and the players have created, and we can offer Leon both.
"It is now up to us as a Club to offer Leon a home and training environment where we can maximise his ability and that is what we will do as a Club."