Marshall to leave Bradford for Charlton

Bradford City's Mark Marshall (L) in action with Scunthorpe United's Jordan Clarke

HITC Sport understands Charlton have agreed a deal for Bradford winger.

Bradford City's Mark Marshall (L) in action with Scunthorpe United's Jordan ClarkeBradford City's Mark Marshall (L) in action with Scunthorpe United's Jordan Clarke

Charlton Athletic have agreed a deal to sign Bradford City winger Mark Marshall on a free transfer, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Marshall is out of contract at Bradford and he has turned down the offer of a new deal at Valley Parade to join League One rivals Charlton.

The chance to move back to London is understood to have been the key reason for Marshall to leave Bradford for Charlton.

The news will be a bitter blow for Bradford as Marshall had established himself as a key player at the club following his arrival from Port Vale two years ago.

Bradford City's Mark MarshallBradford City's Mark Marshall

The 31-year-old was instrumental in helping Bradford reach the League One play-off final only to lose to Millwall at Wembley.

Marshall was named as Bradford's Player of the Season after scoring six goals and producing 10 assists in 50 games for the club last season.

The Jamaican is now set to become the second Bradford player to leave the club for Charlton this summer following Billy Clarke's move to the Valley earlier this month.

Charlton boss Karl Robinson is a big fan of Marshall and he sees him as a key addition to his squad as he looks to build a side capable of challenging for promotion next season.

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