Former West Brom, Arsenal and Huddersfield Town winger to join Championship rivals

Chris Willock is moving across the Championship from West London to South Wales. (Image: Getty Images)Chris Willock is moving across the Championship from West London to South Wales. (Image: Getty Images)
Chris Willock is moving across the Championship from West London to South Wales. (Image: Getty Images)
Welsh club Cardiff City are poised to make a former West Brom winger their first signing of the summer.

Former West Brom loanee Chris Willock is poised to join their Championship rivals on a free transfer.

According to Football Insider, Willock has opted to join Cardiff City after his departure from QPR was confirmed. The Hoops offered Willock a new contract but talks were at an impasse, and Willock has now opted to move on from Loftus Road.

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The Bluebirds are said to have 'beaten off competition' from several other clubs to sign Willock. Cardiff will represent the sixth club of Willock's career.

He began at Arsenal, spending 14-years in North London. Willock made two appearances for the Gunners first-team, featuring in the Carabao Cup. The winger eventually moved on to Benfica and signed a five-year contract there, but only played for their reserve team.

Willock returned to England in 2019/20, joining the Baggies on loan but for the four months he was at the Hawthorns, he failed to make a single appearance.

Willock was recalled and he ended up joining Huddersfield Town, where he went on to score two goals in 14 games for Terriers with one of those coming against WBA.

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The former Arsenal youngster remained in England after QPR paid £750,00 to Benfica for his services, signing a three-year deal which was later extended to a fourth year after the Hoops opted to exercise an extension in his contract.

During the four seasons that Willock spent at QPR, he made 144 appearances, where he created a total of 22 goals and also scored 20 times.

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