Striker joins Bluebirds ranks ahead of derby-day...Cardiff City FC is delighted to confirm the signing of Moroccan international Marouane Chamakh, subject to international clearance.
Having signed a short-term deal with the Bluebirds, Marouane will link up Neil Warnock for a second time having previously played under the City Boss in the Premier League for Crystal Palace.
Born in Tonneins, South West France, Chamakh began his professional career with Bordeaux and went on to spend eight seasons with Les Girondins, scoring a total of seventy-nine goals for the club.
The striker, who has sixty-five international caps to his name, scored fourteen goals as Bordeaux won the Ligue 1 title in 2008/09, before helping them reach the Quarter-Finals of the UEFA Champions League the following year.
A move to Arsenal was to follow, where Chamakh made sixty-seven appearances, adding fourteen strikes to his career tally. Following a short loan spell at West Ham United, he continued his Premier League career with Crystal Palace from 2013-2016, making sixty-five league and cup appearances for the Eagles and netting on ten occasions.
Speaking exclusively to Cardiff City Player HD in an interview that you can watch in full as part of this Wednesday’s early edition of ‘In The City’, Marouane said: “I’m so happy to be here and work with the Manager again.
"I worked for him [Neil Warnock] at Crystal Palace before and I’m happy and proud to work with him here at Cardiff City FC.
“Cardiff are a side that should be on top and I think we can improve going forward. I’m looking forward to meeting with my new team-mates and getting started. I can’t wait to score for my new team.”
First Team Manager Neil Warnock added: “We’ve signed Marouane on a short-term deal until January to assess his fitness.
“He’s a versatile player with pedigree and somebody who impressed me during my time at Crystal Palace.”