Tottenham Defender Steven Caulker Signs For Cardiff City On 4-Year Club Record Transfer Fee

steven caulker1 Tottenham Defender Steven Caulker Signs For Cardiff City On 4 Year Club Record Transfer Fee

Tottenham central defender Steven Caulker has joined Cardiff City today on a four-year deal that smashes the Welsh club’s previous record transfer fee.

Although Cardiff City have not revealed the amount of the transfer fee, it’s believed to be £8million plus add-ons, which breaks the previous record of £7.5million the club spent earlier this summer when they signed striker Andreas Cornelius.

Caulker is Cardiff’s second big transfer buy of the summer, but manager Malky Mackay wants 2-3 more signings before the window closes.

Here’s what Caulker said after the deal had been finalized:

“First and foremost I want to say how happy I am to have signed with Cardiff City Football Club. I’m delighted to be here and excited for this fresh challenge.

“I spoke to the Gaffer yesterday, liked what he had to say and am excited about the plans he has for the Football Club. You get the sense of excitement from everybody at the Club in the build-up to the season’s kick-off at West Ham and I’m really looking forward to being part of it.

“I thank Tottenham for everything they’ve done for me, having been there since I was a kid. But I’m here to back myself up now and show what I can do. This is a fresh start, a new chapter and I’m here to kick on.”

Caulker’s move to Cardiff has peaked the interest of Tottenham Hotspur supporters who are now beginning to worry about the lack of depth in the central defender position especially given how much havoc could be caused given a couple of injuries to key defenders.

Will Tottenham go on and buy one or two new defenders to replace Caulker? Or do you see Levy sticking with what Tottenham already has? Share your opinion in the comments section below.

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3 Responses to Tottenham Defender Steven Caulker Signs For Cardiff City On 4-Year Club Record Transfer Fee

  1. TJ says:

    According to Vlad Chiriches’ agent, a deal to bring in the Romanian CB is “99%” done and they are just waiting on Vlad’s signature. If that is accurate, it replaces Caulker and leaves Spurs with Vertonghen, Kaboul, Dawson and Chiriches (and the deal nets Spurs a slight profit).

    • Christopher Harris says:

      But Kaboul and Vertonghen are both injured.

      • TJ says:

        Vertonghen will be back by mid to late August and Kaboul is working his way back to fitness and should be ready for the start of the season. I didn’t like Caulker because he’s grown up with the club but they will have 4 CBs by the time the schedule gets crowded and AVB has publicly stated he only likes 4 CBs on the roster. Again, I don’t like selling Caulker but they clearly believe Vlad Chiriches is a good player, hope they are right. COYS!

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