Super Eagles defender Jamilu Collins to get Nigerian descent Kion Etete as a new teammate at Cardiff City on a permanent basis.

The 20-year-old Derby-born striker has been sent on two different loans to  EFL League Two where he scored six goals for Northampton Town and three times with Cheltenham Town for 35 games in all competitions last season for both clubs.

Cardiff City is in the market for two strikers this summer following the departure of James Collins, while on loans players of Jordan Hugill and Uche Ikpeazu have returned to their respective parent clubs.

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Manager Steve Morison has identified Etete to bolster his frontline ahead of promotion to the Premier League with Max Watters, Mark Harris, and the injured Isaak Davies as his only recognised strikers this season.

According to Wales Online outlet, Cardiff City have won the race for 6ft 4ins frontman signature with several interested clubs after an impressive 2021-22 campaign.

The talented young Nigerian descent is set to undergo a medical in Wales capital ahead of a £500,000 plus add-ons  permanent move to Sky Bet Championship side from Premier League giant Tottenham Hotspur.

Cardiff City’s Jamilu Collins crosses ahead of Norwich City’s Max Aarons during the Sky Bet Championship match at the Cardiff City Stadium. Picture date: Saturday July 30, 2022. (Photo by Tim Goode/PA Images via Getty Images)

Etete has another year left on his current contract at Tottenham Hotspur as the North London team highly rated the forward who they have described as both physical, owing to his stature, and mobile but Antonio Conte’s side have insisted on inserting a buyback clause into the deal taking him to Cardiff City.

The young striker will become the third Nigerian player to be playing for Cardiff City in the Shy Bet Championship after Super Eagles defender Jamilu Collins and former Liverpool winger Sheyi Ojo.

 

 

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