Aug 11, 2013, 9:48 AM EDT
For the third time this summer, Cardiff City have broken their transfer record, snatching up Chilean midfielder Gary Medel from Sevilla.
A fantastic signing, Cardiff find themselves on the receiving end of a true enforcer in the middle for a fee in the range of £10 million ($15.5 million) and has signed a four-year deal.
The deal is subject to a work permit being granted.
Medel will most likely miss a few matches in the upcoming season, not because he’s injury prone but because a player of his nature can’t help but rack up the bookings. Last season in La Liga, the 26-year-old picked up 8 yellow cards and was sent off twice. Over the last two seasons he’s been cautioned by the referee 23 times.
Although primarily a physical presence in the midfield, Medel is also highly capable in front of goal. He grabbed six goals last year for Sevilla, and won’t hesitate have a go with his right foot. He also provides a strong presence in the air despite being just 5-foot-7.
Medel also has 51 caps for the Chilean national team, scoring four goals and playing in the 2010 World Cup.
With the new boys doing their best to avoid relegation in their first top flight season since 2004, Malky Mackay and the rest of the Cardiff front office have gone for quality not quantity when picking out transfer targets.
Cardiff have also this summer grabbed center back Stephen Caulker from Tottenham Hotspur for approximately £6.9 million ($10.7 million) as well as young striker Andreas Cornelius from FC Copenhagen for £6.5 million ($10.1 million).
Mar 28, 2015, 11:30 PM EDT
Catch up on all the action from Week 4 of the MLS season.
Mar 28, 2015, 10:41 PM EDT
A disappointing result for FCD, given Seattle’s lack of Dempsey and Martins, but a great one considering their early red card.
Mar 28, 2015, 10:06 PM EDT
Three more points for Vancouver, who win it late on Robert Earnshaw’s Whitecaps debut. He scores for everyone.
Mar 28, 2015, 9:15 PM EDT
It was the late, late, late show at RFK Stadium, and despite being thoroughly outplayed, D.C. United go home with three points.
Mar 28, 2015, 9:04 PM EDT
Sporting KC get their first victory of the season, while NYCFC suffer their first defeat of the year — and history.
Mar 28, 2015, 6:30 PM EDT
It wasn’t a great day to be a traditional European giant, but it was a great day to be Gareth Bale and Wales.
Mar 28, 2015, 5:00 PM EDT
A dominant performance — and the three points to match — from the Revs…finally.
Mar 28, 2015, 4:30 PM EDT
Think that MLS playing through int’l windows isn’t a big deal? Let’s ask Orlando City what they think about it.
Mar 28, 2015, 2:50 PM EDT
Campbell was capped 73 times, and is England’s second-youngest captain. Clearly he knows that, too.
Mar 28, 2015, 1:39 PM EDT
The Canaries finished in 7th place last season in the Veikkausliiga, Finland’s top-flight.
Mar 28, 2015, 12:54 PM EDT
Should the States’ losses in friendlies represent anything other than a concern at the lack of US youth readiness for the big stage?
Mar 28, 2015, 12:08 PM EDT
This likely comes as a surprise to Liverpool fans, as Johnson is widely treated rightly or wrongly as a scapegoat by Reds supporters.
Mar 28, 2015, 10:37 AM EDT
Does the embattled USMNT coach have a point? I’m again bracing for the comment section when I say… I think so.
Mar 28, 2015, 7:55 AM EDT
The States are 1-4 in their last five matches, all four coming on the road (Colombia, Ireland, Chile and Denmark).
Mar 27, 2015, 11:35 PM EDT
Roundup of Euro 2016 qualifying matches from Saturday.
Mar 27, 2015, 10:00 PM EDT
Both Danny Welbeck and Raheem Sterling will most likely be out of England’s friendly vs. Italy on Tuesday.
Mar 27, 2015, 8:52 PM EDT
Sweden’s Zlatan Ibrahmovic buries a strange one.
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