Jordi Osei-Tutu joins Cardiff on loan: 3 simple reasons why this move benefits everyone

Jordi Osei-Tutu joins Cardiff on loan: 3 simple reasons why this move benefits everyone

The 21-year-old, whose contract expires in 2023, is too raw to feature for the first-team but he has outgrown the 2. Bundesliga where he previously played.

Right-sided player Jordi Osei-Tutu has agreed to join Cardiff City on a one-year loan deal, Arsenal have confirmed via their official website.

It appears that a temporary move is the best solution for the 21-year-old and both clubs. Here's why.

1. No place for Jordi at Arsenal (for now)

Osei-Tutu's natural position is that of a right-back and Arsenal currently have Hector Bellerin – who we believe is not going anywhere despite rumours sending him away from north London – and old-but-fresh signing Cedric Soares will provide competition for the Spaniard.

Calum Chambers and Ainsley Maitland-Niles have previously appeared on the right, too, so if the 21-year-old stays at the Emirates, he will find playing time difficult to come by.

2. Cardiff is a step forward for Jordi

Last season, the 21-year-old impressed on loan at VfL Bochum in the 2. Bundesliga. Deployed as a right-winger after the resumption of the German season, Osei-Tutu impressed fans with his form, contributing 4 goals and 3 assists in 12 games.

However, the 2. Bundesliga is not as intense as the Championship and playing in the English second division would definitely be a test for the versatile Anglo-Ghanaian.

3. Cardiff's tactics will benefit Osei-Tutu

The Welsh side are managed by head coach Neil Harris, a 43-year-old former striker who enjoys attacking football.

Harris favours a 4-3-3 shape with two wingers. He wants his full-backs to push forward so it's likely that an offensive right-back Osei-Tutu will find it easy to get used to Cardiff's style of play and became a centrepiece at the Bluebirds.

Source: Arsenal FC |

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