Sheffield Wednesday have made their sixth signing of the summer, confirming the arrival of Callum Paterson from Cardiff City for an undisclosed fee.
Sheffield Wednesday Sign Callum Paterson
The Scotsman has operated in several positions throughout his career, including as a central striker.
Paterson began his career as a defender – but could also operate as a right midfielder. However, it was under Neil Warnock during his time at the Cardiff City Stadium that he underwent his first major positional change.
Warnock moved Paterson into central midfield, citing that the 25-year-old was not a good defender.
Even at right-back, Paterson proved to be a goalscorer. He scored 11 goals during the 2013/14 season with former club Hearts, and scored 10 times during his first season with the Bluebirds.
As a result, it made sense to move him further forward. His performances for Cardiff during the 2017/18 season saw him win their Player of the Season.
However, Paterson was moved further forward once again during the most recent spell in the Premier League. The Scotsman scored on his debut as a striker, but could only score four times in 29 appearances.
Out of Favour
Writing on his personal Instagram page, Paterson revealed that he was surplus to requirements in South Wales.
He said: “Absolutely gutted that my time at Cardiff City is over.
“Very disappointed that I wasn’t needed any more and now it’s time to move on.
“Massive thank you to the fans who welcomed me into the club from day one. You guys made it special for me.
“Also big shout to the team, the best guys I’ve ever been around and I am very grateful for everything we achieved together, I wish all of you guys the best.
“I’ve made the best memories and some friends for life and wish everyone all the best. Thank you.”
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