Why signing Bobby Reid is a brilliant move for Cardiff City
Cardiff City have signed Bobby Reid from arch-rivals Bristol City for an undisclosed fee. The forward has put pen to paper on a four-year deal with the newly promoted Premier League outfit which will keep him at the club until the summer of 2022.
It might be a controversial move, given the extent of the rivalry between the two clubs. However, Reid is an exceptional talent, who could truly boost Cardiff’s chances of surviving in the Premier League next season.
Given the circumstances, it goes without saying that it is nothing short of a coup for the Bluebirds. After all, Reid was one of the Championship’s most potent attackers last season, and at 25 years of age, he should thrive in the top-flight as well.
Reid just had a year left on his contract with Bristol City, and although he firmly established himself as a fan favourite at Ashton Gate over the years, a player of his calibre belongs in the Premier League.
In 52 appearances in all competitions for Lee Johnson’s side last season, Reid scored 21 goals and provided 7 assists. In addition to that, the talented forward averaged 1.9 shots per game. The stats clearly show that he will have an important role to play for Cardiff next term.
Born in Bristol, Reid joined Bristol City’s academy at the age of 7 and rapidly progressed through the ranks to secure a spot for himself in the club’s first-team. The 25-year-old is very versatile as he can play as a striker, an attacking midfielder and a central midfielder.
The upcoming campaign will not be easy for Warnock and his men but with Reid’s versatility and potential, Cardiff will definitely look to make a solid impact. His presence would undoubtedly provide a sense of power and pace to Cardiff’s attack.
Given his keen goalscoring prowess, Reid could go on to establish himself as one of the Premier League’s most fearsome forwards. It is indeed a brilliant opportunity for the 25-year-old and he should grasp it with both hands.
Furthermore, he would provide healthy competition to the likes of Kenneth Zohore and Gary Madine. Thus, this is a great deal for Cardiff and one must credit Warnock for being so gutsy in the transfer market.