Date: 4th July 2018 at 7:00am
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Following on in the footsteps of Marley Watkins and Adam Webster, Lee Johnson has added Hakeeb Adelakun and Andreas Weimann to our ranks this week.

The highly rated 22-year-old heads into Ashton Gate from Scunthorpe United and he arrives as a free agent following the expiry of his previous contract.

He has signed a three-year deal with the Robins and we have an option for a further 12 months.

Speaking to the Official Site as his expected capture was announced, a delighted Johnson explained.

“Hakeeb is an exciting prospect, one I’m looking forward to working with. We have made numerous signings of his ilk, with various levels of success, but in my opinion he has the potential to replicate the form displayed by Albert Adomah and Yannick Bolasie. If everything is aligned and his attitude is as we expect, he will go on to have a career in the top flight because he certainly has the talent.”

Adelakun joined Scunthorpe back in 2012 after a successful trial and he leaves them having become their youngest ever debutant in history. He made a total of 169 appearances with a return of 20 goals in that time.

Also joining us this week is Derby County’s Andreas Weimann.

The 26-year-old striker has signed a three-year deal, with a 12 month option, and he has more than 100 Premier League appearances to his name, counting Aston Villa, Watford, Wolves and Derby as former clubs.

Johnson added.

“We are delighted Andreas is joining us and I am excited to work with him. He is a really good player with good experience. His work rate is second to none and he is someone who will add knowhow to our group. We are bringing him in primarily as a striker, who can also play wide if necessary, and I am confident his attributes will enhance the squad and our team. With our system and shape, I believe he can be a goalscorer that can blend in with the other four senior strikers we have on our books.”

Both should certainly give us different types of options upfront in the 2018/19 Championship campaign.

 

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