Mark Cooper has clinched a deal to bring versatile midfielder Jordan Stevens to the Club after the highly rated 21-year-old left Leeds United to pen a two-year contract with The Bluebirds.
Barrow boss Cooper helped nurture Stevens as the talented star emerged from the Forest Green Rovers Academy to make his senior debut at the age of just 17 in September 2017.
However, it wasn’t long before his form was attracting the attention of bigger clubs and just five months later Leeds United paid an undisclosed fee to take the teenager to Elland Road.
Stevens impressed Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa to such an extent he was given a shirt number for 2018/19 and he went on to make his debut in their Championship visit to Stoke City in January 2019.
Whilst on the fringes of the First Team, Stevens continued to play a key role for Leeds’ Under-23s side who won the PDL Northern League and were crowned Professional Development League champions.
The youngster was given further exposure to senior football during a loan spell at Swindon Town in the early part of 2020/21, while he ended the campaign on loan at Bradford City.
Comfortable in midfield, as a wide player or in the Number 10 role, Stevens has been on Cooper’s transfer radar throughout the summer and the Bluebirds chief has finally landed his man.