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Monday 29 July 2013

Goalkeeper Moore seals move to Cardiff City

Moore becomes latest addition to Bluebirds squad ahead of Barclays Premier League campaign

  • New Cardiff City signing Simon Moore is a highly-rated goalkeeper

Cardiff City have made their third signing of the summer with the capture of Brentford goalkeeper Simon Moore.

The 23-year-old, who came through Southampton's academy, joined Brentford in 2009 and established himself as first choice at Griffin Park, where last season he made 13 clean sheets in 52 appearances.

"To play in the Premier League has always been my goal"
Simon Moore

"We have been watching Simon for a year or so - he is a real up-and-coming goalkeeper," Bluebirds manager Malky Mackay told the club's website. "My thanks go to Brentford for the way they went about their business and we are delighted to get Simon in for the start of our season.

"He is one for the future and we have three quality senior goalkeepers in our squad."

Moore has signed a four-year contract with Cardiff, who are preparing for their first campaign in the Barclays Premier League. He could come up against his former club when Cardiff travel to London for a pre-season friendly on 30 July.

"I'm delighted to be at Cardiff City - to play in the Premier League has always been my goal," he said. "It's exciting to think that I'll be working with quality goalkeepers like David Marshall and Joe Lewis on a daily basis and I know that I can develop and learn from them."

Cardiff have already brought Denmark striker Andreas Cornelius and defender John Brayford to the club this summer.

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Key Points

  • Cardiff City signs Brentford goalkeeper Simon Moore
  • The 23-year-old signs a four-year contract
  • Moore becomes Cardiff's third signing of the summer