Bermuda’s Bascome inks contract with Bristol City

Bermuda international Osagi Bascome (middle) signs a contract with Bristol City on February 9, 2017. (Photo courtesy of Bristol City Football Club)

BRISTOL, England -- Bermuda international Osagi Bascome signed Thursday a deal with Bristol City that will keep him with the English Championship club until the end of the season with an option for a further year.

The 18-year-old forward impressed the coaching staff while he on trial, scoring one goal and assisting on two others in three appearances with the U23 side.

He will immediately be placed on the first team roster.

“It has not been the best of seasons in the Championship, however I feel with Osagi that he will give us a different dimension in attack,” said Bristol City manager Lee Johnson. “He has the talent that can drive fear into opponents and he is just the kind of figure we need here at Bristol City. We are excited to have him and we look forward to great performances with us.”

After previously pursuing opportunities at Aston Villa, Stoke City, Valencia and Levante, Bascome is delighted the move came to fruition.

“It is truly an honour to sign with Bristol City,” he said. “It is a club with tremendous history and outstanding players and I am happy to be part of this experience. The hard part starts now and I will have to work harder now to ensure I can get playing time and impress.”

Bascome made his senior debut for Bermuda in a 1-0 loss to the visiting Dominican Republic in a Scotiabank CFU Men’s Caribbean Cup match on June 4, 2016