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Immers to join Cardiff permanently

Cardiff City have confirmed that they will complete the permanent signing of on-loan forward Lex Immers on July 1st 2016. The Dutchman has penned a two-year deal, signing from 14-time Eredivisie champions Feyenoord.

The 29-year-old has impressed since earning a regular place in then-manager Russell Slades’ starting line-up, forming a particular impressive relationship alongside Anthony Pilkington.

He signed on loan in January and soon became a popular player amongst the supporters. In his fifteen appearances of his loan spell, he helped himself to five goals with the Bliuebirds.

Immers becomes Cardiff’s first signing since their Financial Fair Play transfer embargo was lifted, allowing them to make signings this summer.

Speaking for the first time since signing a full-time contract at the Cardiff City Stadium, Immers is looking forward to the future ‘fantastic club’,

“It only took one meeting with the CEO for me to know that this was where I wanted to be. My family are already settled in Cardiff and the rapport I have with the fans is something I want to nurture going forward. This is a fantastic club with ambition that matches my own.”

Executive Director and Chief Executive Ken Choo also spoke about the news, suggesting it was a real coup for the club, considering the amount of interest from elsewhere in the player,

“We’re delighted to be officially welcoming Lex to the Cardiff City family. The impact he made during his time on loan was significant, and we feel that he is the right fit for the future we see for the Football Club. A number of other clubs wanted him this summer, but I’m thrilled that he has shown such commitment and loyalty to us.”

Immers will have to impress a new manager with the South Wales club next season after it was announced Slade would ‘move upstairs’ into a Head of Football position. Check out our five candidates to be the next manager of Cardiff City by CLICKING HERE.

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