Another player through the door then! Gavin Whyte has been linked to Cardiff for the past week but his signing was announced on Tuesday afternoon, joining from League One side Oxford.
Of White’s signing, Neil Warnock said:
“I watched a lot of Gavin while we were scouting Curtis Nelson.
“He just excited me so much. He’s full of enthusiasm and is just the type of player that we were looking for.
“I think he’ll be a fans’ favourite for years to come.”
The VFTN team share their reactions of the latest Bluebird recruit:
To be honest, I didn’t know too much about Gavin Whyte. I spoke to George Elek, who hosts the Not The Top 20 podcast alongside last week’s podcast guest Ali Maxwell and is an Oxford fan. This is what George had to say:
“I’m pretty devastated that he’s leaving to be honest. He is quick, direct and a very good player. It was going to be a joke that he would play in League One for another year. I think Cardiff is a good fit, you’ve got a gem.”
That got me pretty excited. Warnock loves a winger and it’s great to get another option for an already strong area. I’m excited to see what Whyte can do.
Warnock loves signing a player for League One, doesn’t he? I didn’t know much about Gavlar before we were linked but I must admit, I like what I hear. He sounds like a Warnock winger – pacey and likes to run at players.
Oxford fans said this year was set to be his breakout year and I totally understand why Neil took a punt on him. If he hits the ground running, we’ve got an quality player on our hands.
I was one of the those scrambling for Wikipedia upon hearing Gavin Whyte’s name as my knowledge of League One football is vague at best. What I discovered warmed the cockles of my heart and immediately made me think of Nathaniel Mendez-Laing when he joined us all those years ago.
Pacey, direct and hungry to make the step-up into the Championship, sound familiar? Many of us have learnt our lesson in writing off players for the next division down having seen Etheridge and Mendez cause problems at both ends of the pitch for our opponents.
Whyte represents another one of those low-risk, high return gambles and I for one am keen to see what this young international can bring to the team, bravo Cardiff City!