Derby should be disappointed as Cardiff reportedly seal £1.5m Will Vaulks deal

Cardiff manager Neil Warnock acknowledges the fans after the Premier League match between Cardiff City and Crystal Palace at Cardiff City Stadium on May 04, 2019 in Cardiff, United Kingdom.

Derby County reportedly wanted Rotherham United midfielder Will Vaulks but he will join Championship rivals Cardiff City instead.

Will Vaulks of Rotherham United applauds the supporters at the end of the game after the FA Cup Third Round match between Manchester City and Rotherham United at Etihad Stadium on January...

Cardiff City are set to seal the £1.5 million signing of Rotherham United midfielder Will Vaulks in the next 24 hours, according to The Mail.

The 25-year-old has been admirably loyal to The Millers over the last three years, staying in Yorkshire despite being relentlessly linked with a move elsewhere. But it seems that he is now ready to walk away after Rotherham were relegated back to League One in May.

And despite claims from TEAMtalk that Norwich City and Derby County were interested, Vaulks is instead expected to join Cardiff.

 

The former Falkirk midfielder has agreed personal terms and is set to be unveiled in South Wales within the next 24 hours. To make the deal even more impressive, Cardiff will pay a bargain £1.5 million for one of the most underrated enforcers in the Championship.

And news of Vaulks’ impending move should come as a disappointment to a Derby side who are at risk of losing a number of central midfielders this summer.

DERBY, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 15:A Derby fan gestures 1-0 to the Nottingham fans during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Nottingham Forest at iPro Stadium on October 15,...

Craig Bryson is out of contract and Mason Mount will return to Chelsea, while Jacob Butterfield is set to be let go too.

And Vaulks would have added some much-needed energy and tenacity alongside the more languid Tom Huddlestone while his ability to shoot with power from range could have taken the pressure of The Rams’ rather erratic strikers.

Mateusz Klich of Leeds United battles with Will Vaulks of Rotherham United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Rotherham United and Leeds United at the New York Stadium,...

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