The Bluebirds announced the ‘Deadline Day’ signing of striker Isaac Vassell on, Thursday, 8th August 2019.
Twenty-five-year-old Vassell grew up in Newquay, Cornwall, and began his career with Plymouth Argyle. Following a variety of loan spells, the forward joined Truro City in 2014, scoring twenty-two goals. His thirteen strikes in 2014-15 helped the White Tigers to promotion to the National League South.
Cousin of former Aston Villa and Manchester City striker Darius Vassell, Isaac’s scoring record earned a move to the EFL in 2016, signing for Luton Town. He continued his impressive form into the 2016-17 season, netting fourteen goals in all competitions. His goals helped the Hatters to the League Two play-off semi-finals, scoring in the first leg against Blackpool.
A gifted all-round track and field athlete in his youth, Isaac joined Birmingham City in 2017. After a lively start, an injury prematurely ended the striker’s first season in the Championship. A powerful and pacey forward, Vassell has signed a three-year deal at Cardiff City Stadium.