Cardiff City are close to signing Jai Semenyo, with Bristol Live reporting that the Bluebirds are set to seal an agreement for the exciting full back.
The brother of Bristol City striker Antoine, Jai has had a successful recent trial with the Bluebirds and is now seemingly set to ink a two year deal with the Welsh club this summer.
A right back by trade, Semenyo spent four days on trial with the outfit from South Wales and trained under Sean Morrison with the club’s under-23 side.
The Mangotsfield United player has also been of interest to the likes of Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Crystal Palace and Southampton in the past but hasn’t been shown any attention by Bristol City despite his brother plying his trade at Ashton Gate.
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It is said in the report that Mick McCarthy’s side view the 17-year-old as a prospect who could make the step up to first team level further down the line if he completes his move to the Cardiff City Stadium.
It appears that Cardiff are close to securing a bit of a coup in the current market by sealing the signing of a player that has been on the radar of Premier League clubs in the past.
He’s only 17 and should see his overall game go from strength to strength with the Bluebirds as he looks to bed in at 23 level with Morrison.
Who knows, if he impresses for the youth side, there is every chance that he could one day run out as a first team player as it is clear that the Welsh side see a lot of potential in him.
It will be intriguing to see how his career pans out over the next few years, particularly with his brother having slowly become an established Championship player in more recent times.