Cardiff City are closing in on the signing of Feyenoord midfielder Lex Immers according to several sources, including Wales Online. It is believed that he will move to the Welsh club on a six-month loan deal, with it potentially being made permanent once their transfer embargo is lifted.
Although they are under a transfer embargo, the Bluebirds are still able to sign up to three new players. Russell Slade is also believed to be chasing a target man striker to replace Kenwyne Jones and another winger. Immers looks set to become their first signing of the January transfer window.
The 29-year-old has fallen out of favour with his club this season, who are managed by former Arsenal, Rangers and Barcelona player Giovanni van Bronckhorst. He has only played six times in the domestic Eredivisie league, with four of those being as a substitute. Since signing from ADO Den Haag in 2012, he was been a regular starter at the heart of their midfield. However he doesn’t look like extending on the 125 appearances and 35 goals which he has accumulated for the club.
His current deal expires at the end of next season but the aim is to sign him until the end of this season and potentially make them permanent over the summer in a cut-price deal.
He is an attacking midfielder that certainly offers a presence in attack in the form of being a goalscorer. His runs from deep, energetic movements and tireless work-rate will make him an instant favourite amongst the Cardiff City Stadium faithful.
It is hoped a deal will go through in time for him to feature against Rotherham United this weekend, otherwise he could potentially make his debut the following week away to Huddersfield Town.