Done Deal: Joe Day Signs
Cardiff City Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of former Newport County goalkeeper Joe Day.
Day, 28, has signed a two-year deal with the club that will run until 2021.
Joe’s move to Cardiff City comes following four years with the Exiles, initially joining the club on loan in 2014 before singing permanently in the following year.
He was a key part of the League Two side’s endeavors throughout the 2018/19 season, helping the club to the Fifth Round of the FA Cup by beating Championship side Middlesbrough as well as Premier League club Leicester City.
Day also shone throughout County’s 2018/19 League Two campaign, keeping 16 clean sheets and helping his side to the Play-off Final at Wembley Stadium with a key save in the penalty shoot-out against Mansfield in the previous round.
Speaking to cardiffcityfc.co.uk after signing his contract, Joe said: “The move here for me is a massive opportunity.
“I’ve had a good five seasons at Newport County. It’s been great and now I feel like I need to make the step up.
“I know a couple of the players from back at Peterborough, like [Nathaniel] Mendez-Laing and obviously Rhys [Healey] from when he came to Newport so it will be good seeing them again.
“The Championship is a big step up from League Two, but it’s something that I feel I’m ready for and I’m very much looking forward to.”
Neil Warnock added: “I’ve looked at Joe for the last twelve months in particular and I think that he’s had a really good season.
“He’s got the experience and a lot to prove, and I think that [Goalkeeping Coach] Andy Dibble will make a 'keeper out of him.
“It was a no-brainer, really. Living where he is now and with the family he’s got, I’m sure that he’ll give it his best shot, I’m looking forward to working with him."