Jamilu Collins sets sight on playing in the Premier League with Cardiff

Nigerian seals two year deal with Skybet Championship side

Jamilu Collins says his goal is to help Cardiff City play in the Premier League aftre leaving German Bundesliga 2 side, Padeborn to seal a two year deal with the Skybet Championship side.

The twenty-seven-year-old arrives in the Welsh capital, having made 137 appearances for Paderborn since September 2017.

A versatile player who most frequently features at left back, Collins has 25 international caps for Nigeria to his name and featured at this year’s African Cup of Nations for the Super Eagles.

He began his career with HNK Rijeka and spent time with fellow Croatian clubs, NK Pomorac, HNK Šibenik and Istra 1961 before making the move to Germany.

Upon agreeing his deal at Cardiff City Stadium, Jamilu said: “I’m really excited to be in Cardiff, and I can’t wait to get started.

“The Club has great history and when I got the call to come to Cardiff, I was so excited, I couldn’t resist. I’m looking forward to the challenge of the new season.

“The goal is to fight for the Premier League. I can’t wait to meet the supporters and to fight for the jersey.”

Cardiff boss Steve Morison added: “I’m over the moon. We’ve been monitoring him for a long period, and we’re really pleased to get him signed.

“He’s a great athlete, a really good left back, and can play in that left wing-back position as well. I’m really pleased that we’ve got competition for places.

“I want to get as many bodies in for the start of pre-season, because the first ten days of pre-season are going to be huge.”

 

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