Cardiff City striker Isaac Vassell has revealed that he almost made a move to fellow Championship side Luton Town before making his move to the Bluebirds in the summer transfer window.

On Saturday afternoon, Cardiff City sealed their first three points upon their return to the Championship, beating new boys Luton Town 2-1. Summer signing Aden Flint opened the scoring before Matt Pearson scored a late equaliser.

It seemed that the Hatters would be returning to Kenilworth Road with a share of the points before Cardiff’s 91st-minute substitute Kyle Vassell netted with 96 minutes on the clock, securing all three points for Neil Warnock’s men.

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The goal left a sour taste in the mouth of the Hatters, as they were close to signing Vassell before he moved to Cardiff. The club had targetted a return move for the striker but it was the Bluebirds who he joined. Speaking after the game (quotes via BBC Sport), Vassell spoke about how close he was to joining Luton, saying:

“It’s funny how football works sometimes. I was close to going there but this move happened quite late.

“For me, it was about playing football and getting back to doing what I do best, so I was delighted to sign here. I just wanted an opportunity and I got one and I got the goal.

“It was a great feeling to score, it’s been a while since I scored but I love scoring goals, it’s the best feeling in the world, there is nothing like it. I’m glad I could get one on my debut and hopefully, I can bring in a lot more.”


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