Uwe Rosler has spoken of his excitement at the loan signing of Tom Adeyemi, saying that the opportunity to work with the midfielder again was "too good to turn down".
Adeyemi became United’s fifth signing of the summer so far on Tuesday morning, joining on a season-long loan from Cardiff City with a view to a permanent deal.
And the 23-year-old is no stranger to Rosler, with the pair having spent the 2012/13 campaign together at Brentford – where Adeyemi was on loan from Norwich.
“I worked with Tom at Brentford and I’ve followed his progress since then,” said Rosler. “He’s a very competent midfielder with Championship qualities.
“After we lost Rodolph Austin and with the injury to Luke Murphy, we were short in the midfield area. The opportunity to work again with Tom was too good to turn down.
“He will add physicality, dynamism, good athleticism, height and footballing skills to our midfield.
“We have different types of midfielders now and it makes me excited to work with all of them.
“The most important thing is that they are good players, and Tom is a good player. But, at 23-years-old, he is a young player and he has the best years ahead of him.
“We have the option to buy him after a year but we will address it step-by-step.
“What excites me with him is that he has a lot of experience – he’s started over 150 games in the Football League and has played regular football for many years.
“He knows the Football League and what that means. I think he will add quality and experience to our midfield. We have several options now and he is the one who can play with all of our other midfielders.
“He has a very good attitude – he wants to learn and he wants to listen. That’s all we can ask for.
Asked if the chance to sign Adeyemi came as something of a surprise, Rosler replied: “To be totally honest, yes. I wasn’t aware that he was available.
“After the injury with Luke, we started to look more intensely at who we could bring in.
“We got a tip that he was available and he ticks a lot of boxes that we were looking for in that position.”