Done Deal | Dimitrios Goutas joins Cardiff City
Cardiff City Football Club are delighted to confirm that Dimitrios Goutas has signed a two-year contract in the Welsh capital.
The defender possesses a wealth of experience from a variety of clubs across Europe, including Olympiacos, Lech Poznań and Sint-Truiden, along with international caps for the Greek national team.
Goutas most recently played for Sivasspor in the Turkish Süper Lig, making 84 appearances in all competitions and scoring five goals.
The 29-year-old featured in eight UEFA Europa Conference League matches last term as Sivasspor reached the Round of 16 after topping Group G.
Dimitri made his international debut for Greece against Spain back in November 2021, and has since featured in fixtures against Kosovo and Northern Ireland.
Speaking to Cardiff City TV after completing his move to South Wales, Dimitri said: "I’m very excited to be here. From the first day I came here, I’ve felt warmth from everybody. I’m happy to join the team, and I will give my best to achieve our goals.
“I can’t wait to train with the team and help with my experience. I will always give 100% and try to help the young players – that’s why I’m here.
“I can’t wait to learn to more about the Championship. I’m looking forward to meeting the squad, working with them and getting better day by day.”
Erol Bulut added: “Dimitri has a lot of experience. He has played for Olympiacos and the Greek national team, and he had two good seasons in Turkey with Sivasspor.
“He can organise from the back and he is a good size for the Championship. He also has good speed, so I think he will be a very useful player for our style.
“He is one of those people who is really dangerous in the air and can score goals from set pieces, which will be very good for us.”
Welcome to Cardiff City, Dimitri!