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Cardiff make Kieran Richardson their fourth signing in 48 hours


Cardiff City have unveiled former Manchester United and Aston Villa winger Kieran Richardson as their fourth signing in just 48 hours.

I spoke to the Gaffer who said the right things and I knew straight away I wanted to play for him.

I’m honoured to play for a big club like Cardiff City and I can’t wait to get started now.

– Kieran Richardson

Cardiff City add striker Marouane Chamakh to squad

Ex-Arsenal player Marouane Chamakh has been added to Cardiff City's squad.

The Moroccan striker is the Championship side's third free transfer in the past 24 hours.

Former Crystal Palace striker Marouane Chamakh joins Cardiff City on a free transfer Credit: PA

Chamakh joins the Bluebirds on a short-term deal and will link up with manager Neil Warnock for a second time, having previously played for him in the Premier League for Crystal Palace.

The striker has 65 international caps and scored 14 times for Arsenal over three seasons between 2010 and 2013.

Warnock has added winger Junior Hoilett and defender Sol Bamba to his squad ahead of the side's clash with Bristol City on Friday.


Sol Bamba becomes Cardiff City's second signing this week

Cardiff City have further bolstered their squad by signing Sol Bamba on a free transfer.

The 31 year-old defender has committed to the Bluebirds until the summer of 2018 and the move is subject to international clearance.

Sol Bamba is Cardiff City's second signing this week. Credit: Cardiff City Football Club

Bamba has 44 caps for Ivory Coast and has previously played for numerous clubs, including PSG, Leicester, Trabzonspor and Palermo among others.

He started the current season as captain of Leeds United, but had been released by the club by mutual consent.

The centre-back becomes new manager Neil Warnock's second signing after securing Junior Hoilett yesterday.

Cardiff City sign Junior Hoilett to bolster Neil Warnock's squad

Cardiff City have signed Canadian international Junior Hoilett on a free transfer.

The 26 year-old winger joins up with new manager Neil Warnock for the second time, having previously played under him at Queens Park Rangers.

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The Bluebirds are 23rd in the division after collecting just eight points from their opening 11 games.

Warnock succeeded the sacked Paul Trollope last week, and will be hoping Hoilett can make an immediate impact when his side takes on Bristol City at home on Friday.



David Marshall completes switch to Hull City

David Marshall has waved goodbye to Cardiff City Credit: PA

David Marshall has completed his move to Hull City ending 7 years with Cardiff City.

The undisclosed fee is understood to be worth up to £5 million pounds to the Bluebirds with performance related add-ons.

The Scotland international had been widely expected to move to the Premier League outfit after being left of Paul Trollope’s side for Saturday’s 0-1 defeat to Reading.

Having featured for Cardiff almost 300 times Marshall oversaw Cardiff’s most prolific period in modern times as he helped them out of the Championship and into the Premier League for the first time in 2013. But their subsequent relegation has put the impressive Scot firmly in the sights of top-flight outfits ever since culminating in his eventual departure to the KCOM Stadium today.

Cardiff City Executive Director & CEO Ken Choo told the club’s website: “David has been a wonderful servant to our Football Club for over seven seasons and whilst we’re saddened to see him go, we felt it would be wrong to stand in the way of him moving back to the Premier League at this time.

“There is a deep mutual respect between David and the Club and it was with this in mind that we gave David our blessing to make a decision. He will remain part of the Cardiff City family and will always be welcome home.

"It goes without saying that David leaves with our utmost thanks and sincerest best wishes for the future.”

Federico Macheda leaves Cardiff City

Federico Macheda has left Cardiff city with immediate effect Credit: PA

Cardiff City have terminate the contract of former Manchester United striker Federico Macheda with immediate effect.

The 25 year old becomes the latest to exit the City Stadium this summer as new Manager Paul Trollope looks to remould the first team squad.

Macheda, who has featured for Italy’s Under 21 side, joined the Bluebirds on a free transfer in May 2014 following a series of loans spells in both England, Germany and Italy but failed to establish himself at the club, registering 6 goals in 26 appearances.

A statement of the club’s website confirmed his departure.

“We would like to thank Federico for his contribution and wish him the very best for his future.”

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