Another new face at City as Russell makes signing number four
Cardiff City Football Club is pleased to announce the signing of Stuart O’Keefe from Crystal Palace, subject to international clearance, for an undisclosed fee.
Midfielder Stuart becomes Russell Slade’s fourth signing of the January transfer window and has committed himself to the Bluebirds in a two and a half year deal that will take him through to the summer of 2017.
The 23 year-old, born in Suffolk, began his professional career at Southend United in 2008. He signed for Palace two years later, prior to a brief loan spell with Blackpool in the earlier part of the 2014/15 season.
Speaking exclusively to Cardiff City Player, Stuart said: “I’m really happy to be a Cardiff City player.
"I enjoyed my four years at Palace, but I wanted to come here now for a new challenge. I’m 23 and I felt it was the right time to take the next step in my career.”
Commenting on his strengths as a player, Stuart added: “I like to bring a bit of energy to midfield and keep the ball moving in that area of the park.
"That’s what my game is about and the Gaffer has asked me to come in and contribute to the side in that way.
“We’ve obviously got a big game coming up against Derby County and I’m feeling ready to get going straight away. Hopefully I’ll be involved and I’m looking forward to getting out there in a Cardiff City shirt.”
Stuart will wear the vacant number 22 shirt at Cardiff City.
Watch Stuart's first interview as a Bluebird on this week's edition of #InTheCity - this Thursday evening!