Monday, 21 January 2013

Cardiff City sign Campbell

Cardiff City have completed the signing of Sunderland striker Fraizer Campbell for a fee reported to be £650,000.

The 25-year-old one-cap England international has joined on a three-and-a-half-year deal, and has flown out to Dubai to join his new team-mates on their warm weather training camp.

Campbell came up through the youth ranks at Manchester United and enjoyed loan spells at Tottenham Hotspur, Royal Antwerp and Hull City, the latter during the 2007-08 season, where he notched 15 goals in 34 appearances as Hull sealed promotion to the Premier League.

He joined Sunderland for £3.5m in 2009, but injuries have ravaged his time in the north east and he only managed six goals in 58 appearances for the club. With his contract up at the end of the current campaign, Sunderland have decided to cash in now.

Campbell’s sole England appearance came as a substitute in their 3-2 friendly defeat to Holland in February 2012 as interim manager Stuart Pearce tried a number of untested youngsters ahead of last summer’s Euro 2012 campaign.

He will wear the number 27 shirt at Cardiff, and offer competition to a front-line already boasting Etien Velikonja, Robert Earnshaw, Tommy Smith, Rudy Gestede, Joe Mason, Heidar Helguson, Craig Bellamy and the long-term injured Nicky Maynard.


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