Cambridge United have snapped up Sullay Kaikai following his trial at Rotherham United, as announced by their official club website.
Cambridge United have made the winger their fifth signing of the summer and he has penned a one-year deal with Mark Bonner’s side.
Kaikai, 27, has been a free agent recently after leaving MK Dons at the end of last season following their relegation to League Two.
Championship outfit Rotherham have been casting their eyes over him during pre-season, as reported by the Rotherham Advertiser, but have decided not to land him which has paved the way for the U’s to swoop in now.
New face at Cambridge
Kaikai is an interesting addition for Cambridge and he will be eager to show that the Millers have made the wrong decision by not offering him a deal.
He will inject more pace into the U’s side as they gear up for another year in League One. They avoided relegation to League Two on the final day of the last campaign and hope they are safer much earlier next time around.
Kaikai rose up through the academy at Crystal Palace and was a key player for the London club at various youth levels before going on to make 11 appearances for their first-team. There was a lot of hype around him when he was a youngster but he hasn’t quite managed to life up to the early promise just yet.
He had loan spells away from Selhurst Park at Crawley Town, Cambridge United, Shrewsbury Town, Brentford and Charlton Athletic to gain experience before leaving the Eagles permanently in 2019.
The Sierra Leone international has since had stints at NEC Breda, Blackpool, Wycombe Wanderers and MK Dons and has now made Cambridge his new home. The fact he has been training with Rotherham means he will be fit and ready to go.