Date: Thu 24 Jan 2013

Healey signs for Cardiff City

Rhys Healey at his new Club

Rhys Healey at his new Club

Cardiff City have swooped to sign the hottest property in the Welsh Premier League as gap Connah's Quay's Rhys Healey has joined the runaway Championship leaders. The club statement, released by the club this afternoon said;

"The Nomads are pleased to announce that Rhys Healey has put pen to paper on a contract with Cardiff City for an undisclosed fee.

"Our shy but personable 18 year old scoring star Rhys Healey got his dream move into professional football signing a lengthy professional contract with runaway Championship leaders, Cardiff City. It is no more than he deserved, having been enthusiastic, hard working and loyal since he first pulled on an Academy shirt here.

"Following a fantastic start to the Welsh Premier League season having scored 12 goals in his 12 (+8) appearances, Rhys caught the attention of several high profile clubs.

"Rhys' high point this season was without doubt his award for player of the month in November scoring 5 goals in that timeframe.

"Rhys has been a pleasure to know, always keen to help and in love with the game. His attitude was best summed up when the first team match with Prestatyn was waterlogged off, with no game for ten days the team arranged a day out. Rhys wanted to play instead and went to a quagmire of a pitch to turn out for a very young Nomads team at Coedpoeth, he scored a hat-trick as our mostly Under 17 side beat the WNL title chasers in the NEWFA Cup.

"Cardiff City have been brilliant in the way they have worked with us, generous, patient and always courteous. If they treat Rhys as well, and I am sure they will, then hes got a great chance at a great club.