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County hits double figures – Cardiff prospect becomes TENTH summer signing

County hits double figures – Cardiff prospect becomes TENTH summer signing

DEAL: County sign Cameron Antwi from Cardiff (Image: Newport County)

NEWPORT County AFC have hit double figures in summer signings after bringing in promising midfielder Cameron Antwi from Cardiff City.

The 22-year-old made the short trip from the capital to Rodney Parade after signing a two-year deal, with the Exiles paying a compensation fee.

Antwi excelled at Fulham before moving to Blackpool in 2019 – making two League One appearances for the Seasiders – and having loan spells at Telford United and Southport.

The midfielder caught the Bluebirds’ eye and was a standout performer for the Under-21s before making his first-team debut in last season’s FA Cup defeat to Sheffield Wednesday.

County have reached an agreement with Cardiff and Antwi for the midfielder to become the latest promising player to join the club.

“It took a long time as we had been in negotiations for some time, but I am happy to finally be able to get everything sorted,” he said.

“When I spoke to everyone at Newport, I knew this was the right club for me.”

The Exiles have had a busy recruitment drive despite still being without a head coach following the departure of manager Graham Coughlan.

Owner Huw Jenkins has led the transfer push with an emphasis on young talent with resale value, with recruits arriving on two-year contracts.

Ninth signing Courtney Baker-Richardson became the first player over the age of 24 to arrive when the hard-working forward agreed a second season at the club.

County have also signed goalkeeper Jacob Carney, right-back Joe Thomas, defender Ciaran Brennan, defender/midfielder Matt Baker, left-back Anthony Glennon, midfielder Kai Whitmore, winger Michael Spellman and striker Oliver Greaves.

Jenkins has also appointed former Swansea and Birmingham player Nelson Jardim as head coach to begin working on a new style before the head coach takes charge.