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After spending over 10 years in the top tiers of English football, 28-year-old midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker is heading to Vancouver to play in MLS.

The Vancouver Whitecaps announced on Thursday the addition of English midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker to their roster – pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate and visa.

Having captained English Premier League sides West Ham, Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers, Reo-Coker has made over 200 appearances in the EPL and head coach Martin Rennie is hoping the London native will be able to bring his leadership and experience to Vancouver.

“Nigel is a leader on and off the pitch,” said Rennie via a club press release. “Although he is only 28, Nigel brings a lot of experience to our club and will be a great addition.”

“I am delighted to join Whitecaps FC,” said Reo-Coker. “I have heard Vancouver is a great club, in an amazing city with fantastic supporters.”

As per MLS policy, details of Reo-Coker’s contract have not been released, though he isn’t expected to be a Designated Player.  

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