Reo-Coker Signs With The Whitecaps

Posted on February 20, 2013 by

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Reo-Coker will not be a DP [1]. Photograph: Richard Sellers/Sportsphoto

It is official, the much rumoured signing of ex-EPL midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker has gone through. After turning down multiple offers from clubs all around Europe, Reo-Coker decided Vancouver was the place where he wanted to be.

Martin Rennie made comments on the signing:

“Nigel is a leader on and off the pitch,”

“Although he is only 28, Nigel brings a lot of experience to our club and will be a great addition.” [3]

Despite popular belief, NRC will not sign with the ‘Caps as a designated player, although, it is said that he has signed a rather large contract of four years [2]. Once the paperwork has been completed, the Whitecaps will officially announce his signing. It is fantastic to see the Whitecaps attracting talent such as Reo-Coker, this shows positive signs for future signings.

Reo-Coker spoke about signing with the Whitecaps:

“I am very excited and looking forward to this great new challenge in Vancouver. The MLS is a growing league, and growing in stature every year which makes it even more exciting.

I still know the best is yet to come from me as a player. I’m 28 and know there is more to come. I would love to contribute to this growing league and love to help Vancouver win the title.” [1]

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[1] – Prost Amerika. “Reo-Coker Signs For Whitecaps” Prostamerika.com. February 20, 2013. Used on February 20th 2013. http://www.prostamerika.com/2013/02/20/77026/77026

[2] – Sky Sports News. “Vancouver Whitecaps have agreed terms with Nigel Reo-Coker” www1.skysports.com. February 21 2013. Accessed February 21, 2013. http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11095/8513168/Vancouver-Whitecaps-have-agreed-terms-with-Nigel-Reo-Coker

[3] – Vancouver Whitecaps FC. “Whitecaps FC add former West Ham United FC, Aston Villa, and Bolton Wanderers captain Nigel Reo-Coker” WhitecapsFC.com. February 21, 2013. Accessed February 21, 2013. http://www.whitecapsfc.com/news/2013/02/vwfc-add-nrc

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