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.
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