Cardiff City Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of former England international striker Rickie Lambert.
The forward has signed a two-year contract at Cardiff City Stadium, joining for an undisclosed fee from West Bromwich Albion, subject to international clearance.
Merseyside-born Lambert started his career at Blackpool before moving on to Macclesfield Town, Stockport County and Rochdale. With his knack for goal-scoring already apparent, Lambert then joined current City Head Coach, Paul Trollope, at Bristol Rovers – adding a further fifty-nine strikes to career tally.
A move to Southampton was to follow, with Lambert going on to enjoy some superb years on the South Coast. The forward scored a total of one hundred and seventeen goals for the Saints over five seasons at St Mary’s, helping to fire the club to successive promotions before establishing themselves as a Premier League outfit.
A number of personal honours came along the way, with Lambert earning the first of his eleven England caps in 2013 – scoring the winner in a 3-2 victory over Scotland less than three minutes into his début. Lambert also featured at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, following a dream move to boyhood side Liverpool. With the Reds he made thirty-six appearances, ahead of a £3 million switch to West Brom in 2015.
Speaking exclusively to Cardiff City Player HD following his deadline day move to South Wales, Cardiff City's new No.19 Rickie said: "I am very excited to be here at Cardiff City.
"The sooner I can get on the score-sheet and start helping my new Club, the better. I'm used to being relied on to score goals."
You can hear more from the newest signing via the official Cardiff City FC YouTube channel. Rickie's first Bluebirds interview is now available in full on Cardiff City Player HD.