Neil Warnock believes he can bring the best out of new Cardiff City signing Omar Bogle.
West Midlands-born Bogle, 24 has signed for the Bluebirds from Wigan Athletic in a £1m-plus transfer and manager Warnock says: “I like his enthusiasm. He’s raw, he’s similar to Mendez-Laing in some respects, and he has desire.
“With the right guidance and the right players we can bring the best out of him.”
The 6ft 3ins Bogle signed for Wigan from Grimsby Town in January, but was transfer listed after boss Paul Cook said the player did not fit into his playing style.
Meanwhile, Cardiff have rejected a £10m bid from Hull City for Denmark Under-21 striker Kenneth Zohore, who scored 12 league goals last season.
Manager Neil Warnock has said he is determined to keep Zohore in Cardiff, who are top of the Championship.
Both Zohore and Bogle, a former West Brom youth player, are in the City squad for their match against Wolves at Molineux on Saturday (3pm).
The 25-year-old Bogle has signed a three-year deal at Cardiff City Stadium, and joins for an undisclosed fee.
“I know how big this club is and the direction that we want to go in. I spoke to the gaffer and was excited by his plans,” Bogle said.
“I’ve got pace, work rate and I want to entertain the fans. I’m excited and looking forward to scoring goals.”
“I like his enthusiasm. He’s raw, he’s similar to Mendez-Laing in some respects, and he’s got desire,” Warnock said.
Bogle, who scored 19 goals for Grimsby in the first half of 2016-17 before joining Wigan, has committed to a three-year contract with Cardiff City.
He hasn’t been involved in Wigan’s first team since Cook was appointed manager this season. Bogle had a medical in Cardiff this week before the deal was completed.
“I know how big this club is and the direction that we want to go in,” says Bogle. “I spoke to the Gaffer and am excited by his plans. “I have pace, work rate and I want to entertain the fans.
“I’m excited and looking forward to scoring goals.”
Cardiff left-back Joe Bennett is considering an offer from Fulham which triggered a release clause in his contract.
Warnock, who has said he wants Bennett to stay, is still keen to add at least one more player to his squad.