Super Eagles defender, Jamilu Collins, has joined Cardiff City on a two-year deal after parting ways with German Bundesliga II side SC Paderborn.
The Wales-based team who compete in the English Championship announced the signing on Friday. “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 27-year-old who spent five years with SC Paderborn played a huge role in helping the German side gain promotion to the Bundesliga in the 2020/21 season but they were relegated at the end of the campaign.
Paderborn and Collins parted ways on May 10 after five years. He scored two goals while providing nine assists for the club in 137 competitive games in all competitions for the club.
Collins says he is excited at joining the club, “I’m really excited to be in Cardiff, and I can’t wait to get started.” The Nigeria international told the club website.
“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 City manager, Steve Morison, said he is excited to have the Nigerian left-back in his team as they hope to push for an English Premier League slot next season.
“I’m over the moon. We’ve been monitoring him for a long period, and we’re really pleased to get him signed,” Morison told the club website.
“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.”