Super Eagles Jamilu Collins 'excited' to join Cardiff FC

Super Eagles Jamilu Collins 'excited' to join Cardiff FC
Jamilu CollinsCardiff FC

Super Eagles' left-back, Jamilu Collins, has shared his excitement after joining Championship side, Cardiff City.

The Bluebirds signed the Nigerian international on a two-year deal on Friday, from German side SC Paderborn 07, for an undisclosed fee.

Speaking to the club's website during his first interview as a Bluebird, the 27-year-old said his goal is to help Cardiff qualify for the Premier League.

“I’m really excited to be in Cardiff, and I can’t wait to get started.

“The Club has a 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," Collins told the club.

Bluebirds 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."

Collins 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.

Before joining the Welsh team, Collins made 137 appearances for the 2. Bundesliga outfit 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 Africa Cup of Nations for the Super Eagles.

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