Done Deal | Callum O’Dowda joins Cardiff City
Cardiff City FC can confirm that Republic of Ireland international Callum O’Dowda will join the club on a three-year contract from July 1st, 2022, subject to clearance.
The left winger has spent the past six seasons with Bristol City, making 176 appearances and scoring ten goals for the Robins in all competitions.
The 27-year-old has 23 international caps to his name, with his most recent outing in a Republic of Ireland shirt coming against Wales at Cardiff City Stadium, back in November 2020.
Speaking in the Welsh capital, O’Dowda said: “I’m delighted. It’s been a long process, from meeting the gaffer and going around the training ground, to actually putting pen to paper.
“The intent and the passion the manager showed, and also the business that the club has been doing in the transfer window, was something that I want to be part of.
“I’m at a stage in my career where I’m hungry, I want to achieve as much as I can, and I feel as though I could be hitting my prime now. So, it’s all about kicking on with the right team, the right manager and a fantastic club.”
Steve Morison added: “It’s been a long pursuit. We made contact a while back, he had a lot of options and he chose us at the end of it, so it’s credit to all the hard work that everybody has put in.
“He fits the bill in all departments. He brings that quality in the final third, and he’s a really good athlete. He can score goals, he can make goals, and we’ve just got to get the best out of him.
“I showed him the plan, explained how he would fit into that plan, and showed him what we want to do. We want players who want to be here and be part of it, and I’m really pleased to have him on board.”