Cardiff poised for Taiwo signing

25 August 2009 04:24
Cardiff City are set to sign Nigerian midfielder Solomon Taiwo for about £250,000 from League Two side Dagenham and Redbridge, BBC Sport understands. The Championship club have been tracking the 24-year-old for some time and has impressed in the Daggers' high-flying start to League Two this season. Cardiff have confirmed an interest in the player and he is set to have a medical inside the next 24 hours. Taiwo, who has mainly played in non-league, has already had 10 clubs. The 6ft midfielder, who started his career at Millwall, struggled in his first few games for Dagenham and Redbridge as he was sent-off in successive games during the 2007/08 season. But the Lagos-born player has now played 51 games - scoring six times - for the Daggers and has impressed as the lynchpin in their midfield. Taiwo joined Dagenham and Redbridge permanently from Sutton United in the summer of 2008 after spells in the non-league at Maidenhead United, Tooting and Mitcham, Weymouth, Chesham United, Windsor and Eton and Bromley. While the Nigerian midfielder also played football in the United States for Fort Wayne Fever in 2005. Taiwo is set to be Cardiff manager Dave Jones' sixth summer signing following goalkeeper David Marshall, defenders Anthony Gerrard, Mark Hudson and Paul Quinn and striker Michael Chopra's arrival at the Cardiff City Stadium. He actually played against Cardiff this season when Dagenham and Redbridge were beaten 3-1 by the Bluebirds in the first round of the Carling Cup earlier this month.

Source: BBC_Sport