Cardiff land Dutchman
By Gerrit van Leeuwen
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Feyenoord defender Glenn Loovens has snubbed Falkirk to sign for Cardiff.Feyenoord defender Glenn Loovens has snubbed an offer from SPL side Falkirk to sign a season-long loan deal with Cardiff.
Newly-promoted Falkirk made a move for Loovens and manager John Hughes had expressed hope of landing the Dutch defender.
However, Championship sides Stoke and Cardiff entered the bidding and the lure of playing in England has persuaded Loovens to head to the Welsh capital.
Loovens, who is on the way back from a long injury, believes he can flourish in England.
"I think this competition will suit me," the 21-year-old told Rotterdam Dagblad. "In Scotland you have almost the same playing style, but every club plays four times in a year against each other.
"Cardiff plays in a league with 24 clubs. That sounds interesting."
The two clubs have agreed terms over the deal and an announcement is expected in the near future.
Cardiff are looking to rebuild following last term's financial troubles and a loan move for the highly rated Dutchman could prove to be an astute piece of business by The Bluebirds.