Monday 21 January 2013

Campbell swaps Sunderland for Cardiff

Striker joins Championship leaders while QPR's Djibril Cisse moves to Qatar on loan

  • Campbell made 15 appearances for Sunderland this season

  • Djibril Cisse's goals were vital for Queens Park Rangers last season

  • Simon Lappin enjoyed almost six years and two promotions with the Canaries

Sunderland striker Fraizer Campbell has left the club to join Championship leaders Cardiff City for an undisclosed fee.

The 25-year-old had spells at Manchester United, Hull City and Tottenham  Hotspur before joining Sunderland in 2009.

He made a total of 72 appearances for Sunderland, scoring 10 goals, and was out of contract in the summer.

Campbell has signed a three-and-a-half year deal with Cardiff.

Cisse makes Qatari loan move

Queens Park Rangers striker Djibril Cisse has signed for Qatari club Al Gharafa on loan until the end of the season.

The 31-year-old, who joined the Loftus Road club at the end of January last year, joins a side which is managed by former Portsmouth manager Alain Perrin.

Cisse scored six goals in eight Barclays Premier League matches after joining on transfer deadline day to help QPR retain their place in the top-flight.

This campaign he made 18 League appearances, scoring three goals.

Last week, QPR signed Marseille and France striker Loic Remy for a club record fee.

Lappin leaves Norwich

Norwich City have confirmed that midfielder Simon Lappin has left the club by mutual consent after almost six years' service and two promotions at Carrow Road.

Manager Chris Hughton told the club's official website: “In my time at the football club, Simon’s application and attitude has been excellent, and I would like to wish him all the very best for the future.”

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Key Points

  • Sunderland striker Fraizer Campbell moves to Cardiff for an undisclosed fee
  • QPR striker Djibril Cisse joins Qatari club Al Gharafa on loan until the end of the season
  • Left-sided midfielder Simon Lappin leaves Norwich