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Sunday 11 August 2013

'Tenacious' Medel bolsters Cardiff midfield

Chile midfielder signs four-year deal with promoted club from Sevilla in record deal

Mackay, left, views Medel's experience as an invaluable asset to Cardiff

Cardiff City have confirmed the signing of Gary Medel from Sevilla on a four year deal, subject to a work permit.

The 26-year-old Chile midfielder joins in what the club call a record deal ahead of their inaugural season in the Barclays Premier League.

"Gary is a tenacious and intelligent international midfielder"
Malky Mackay

"We're delighted to have secured the services of Gary - a tenacious and intelligent international midfielder,” manager Malky Mackay told the club website. “Having had two seasons of regular football in La Liga - with 60 odd international caps to his name and three appearances at a World Cup - his experience will be an invaluable asset to our squad.

“I've no doubt that his background and pedigree will complement our midfield group in the Barclays Premier League."

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Key Points

  • Gary Medel completes club-record move to Cardiff City
  • The 26-year-old signs four-year deal after moving from Sevilla
  • Manager Malky Mackay calls Chilean 'tenacious' and welcomes added experience