Nardiello becomes Millers 1st signing.

10 May 2012 05:09
Former Barnsley striker Daniel Nardiello becomes Steve Evans first signing of the summer as he signed a pre-contract which will see him join the Millers in July

The 29 year old has been a target for Evans whilst he was Crawley gaffer and he is happy to have finally got his man, albeit with a different club.

Speaking to the official website, Evans told of a long night of talks trying to beat of League 1 clubs to the strikers signature; "It was a long night but we got there in the end, Daniel is a gifted young man who I tried to sign for my previous club a couple of times. We tried to sign him last summer, then made another attempt in the January window but it didn't happen. We have tried our level best in the last week; we showed him around the stadium and spoke to the kid again at the weekend. We are really excited to be working with him because he is a talented boy."

"There were several League One clubs interested and a couple of the bigger League Two sides as well," he added.

"Daniel and his father came across really well, they were professional, it was never about the terms of the deal, it was the whole package. I think how we are going to play was important to Daniel, he has looked at a number of players at Crawley and seen their careers reignited if you like, he has a fantastic pedigree and we will make him a better player."

Although primarily a striker, Nardiello can also play on the left wing; "He probably played most of his games there to be fair, I have seen Daniel five or six times last season, deployed as striker and on the left. I see him more as a striker to be honest but if I've got two better strikers up front and Daniel on the left, then we aren't doing bad are we?" Evans added.

 

Daniel Nardiello (Exeter City) information Date of birth Friday, 22nd October 1982 Height 5ft 10in Place of birth Coventry, England Weight 11st 13lb International   Position Striker Comments   Squad No. 10 Recent career history by club (1999 onwards) TeamDebutApps (+ sub)GoalsYellowsReds Exeter City 07 Aug 2010 51 (26) 24 13 1 Oldham Athletic 06 Mar 2010 2 (0) 0 0 0 Blackpool 09 Jan 2010 1 (3) 0 0 0 Bury 14 Nov 2009 6 (0) 4 2 0 Blackpool 11 Aug 2009 1 (1) 1 0 0 Hartlepool United 31 Jan 2009 8 (4) 3 1 1 Blackpool 13 Sep 2008 1 (2) 0 0 0 Barnsley 25 Jan 2008 10 (3) 1 3 0 Queens Park Rangers 11 Aug 2007 4 (4) 0 1 0 Barnsley 27 Jan 2004 62 (59) 31 23 2 Manchester United 03 Dec 2003 0 (1) 0 0 0 Swansea City 25 Oct 2003 4 (1) 1 2 0 Manchester United 05 Nov 2001 1 (2) 0 0 0 Recent career history by season (1999 onwards) SeasonFirst App.Apps (+ sub)GoalsYellowsReds 2011/2012 06 Aug 2011 32 (8) 11 10 1 2010/2011 07 Aug 2010 19 (18) 13 3 0 2009/2010 11 Aug 2009 10 (4) 5 2 0 2008/2009 13 Sep 2008 9 (6) 3 1 1 2007/2008 11 Aug 2007 14 (7) 1 4 0 2006/2007 14 Oct 2006 21 (11) 9 6 1 2005/2006 06 Aug 2005 15 (27) 8 10 1 2004/2005 10 Aug 2004 12 (19) 7 4 0 2003/2004 25 Oct 2003 18 (4) 8 5 0 2002/2003 29 Oct 2002 1 (1) 0 0 0 2001/2002 05 Nov 2001 0 (1) 0 0 0

Total appearances 151 (+ 106 as sub); Goals 65; Yellow cards 45; Red cards 4

Source: FOOTYMAD