Semi Ajayi has joined Sky Bet Championship strugglers Rotherham after the club conceded to a contract agreement for Nigeria defender Semi Ajayi’s after a potential loan move from Cardiff City ahead of the club’s relegation to League One.
The 23-year-old joined the Millers in January and has shown up in practically in every league game, and in addition, has scored an uncommon goal for the Championship’s bottom side.
The young Gunners graduate went out on loan from Cardiff to AFC Wimbledon last season and his current deal for Rotherham has been highly welcome by Paul Warne.
“Since he has come into the club he has done really well,” interim manager Paul Warne told the club’s website.
“He has really impressed us around the training ground with his attitude. He always wants to play, even when he has been sore after games, he was ready to go again for the club.
That is the kind of mentality that we want here, I think you can really judge someone’s character from their desire to go through the pain barrier for the team.
“Semi has done well but we are all working hard with him so he keeps improving.
The staff is trying to get him to be more vocal, and he is coming along well with that side of his game. Hammy (Matt Hamshaw) especially has done a lot of work with him, and Semi has responded with a real desire to work hard and continue to improve his game. His determination and application have been first class.”