Jamilu Collins is a Bluebird
The Bluebirds are delighted to confirm the signing of Nigerian international Jamilu Collins on a two-year deal commencing from July 1st, subject to clearance.
The twenty-seven-year-old arrives in the Welsh capital from German side SC Paderborn 07, having 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.
Jamilu 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."
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."
Welcome to Cardiff City, JC!