City have agreed the signing of winger Charles Vernam - who is relishing the opportunity to play for his hometown club for the first time.
The 25-year-old will join the Imps officially on 1 July after his contract with Bradford City expires.
He said: “Being from the area it means a little bit more, my family live here and I’m incredibly proud to represent this club. I’m hoping to play a big role in this club on and off the pitch in the community.
“I’ve played against Lincoln for numerous clubs before and feel there is a very particular style I can fit into. It’s an opportunity to progress and make that step to the division above - every player wants to play at the highest level and it’s an opportunity to give the club everything as I come into the prime of my career.”
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City head coach Mark Kennedy added: “Charles is a player who fits what we want from an attacking player - someone who can be direct and aggressive going forward.
“He’s a Lincoln lad who we know is looking forward to representing his hometown club. He has excellent attributes, can create and score goals, will be a real attacking threat and we are delighted to have signed him when as a free agent, he’s had a lot of other interest. Charles is a great age and has the ability to make a big contribution in what we are building moving forward.”