20:15 10th August 2013
by Mark Denham (@MarkDen_CCFC)
The Bluebirds break their transfer record for a third time this summer
Cardiff City can today confirm the record signing of Chilean international Gary Medel from Sevilla FC on a four year deal, subject to a work permit.
The midfielder has made close to sixty appearances for Chile and played in three of his country's 2010 FIFA World Cup fixtures in South Africa.
The 26 year old completed his medical on Saturday, having played for Sevilla the night before in their 3-1 win at Manchester United.
Speaking exclusively to cardiffcityfc.co.uk, Malky Mackay said of the news: "We're delighted to have secured the services of Gary - a tenacious and intelligent international midfielder.
"Having had two seasons of regular football in La Liga - with 60 odd international caps to his name and three appearances at a World Cup - his experience will be an invaluable asset to our squad.
"He's played in a number of Boca v River Plate derbies in Argentina - one of the world's biggest derby matches - and I've no doubt that his background and pedigree will complement our midfield group in the Barclays Premier League."
Gary links up with Chile on Sunday, for a friendly against Iraq in Denmark on Wednesday evening. He will return to Cardiff later in the week to link up with his new City team-mates.