Manolis Siopis is a Bluebird
Cardiff City Football Club are delighted to welcome midfielder Manolis Siopis, who has signed a three-year contract with the Bluebirds, subject to clearance.
Hailing from Tychero, Manolis has represented the likes of Olympiacos, Platanias, Panionios and Aris in his native Greece.
In 2019, the midfielder made the switch to Turkey with Alanyaspor, who were managed by City boss Erol Bulut. Manolis most recently played for Trabzonspor, winning the Süper Lig and the Turkish Super Cup in 2022.
The defensive-minded midfielder also boasts experience at international level, having won 23 caps for Greece, earning his first cap against Turkey in May 2019.
Speaking at Cardiff City Stadium, Manolis said: "I know Erol Bulut very well. We worked together, and he wants to win every time. I also work like this all of my career.
"I also know Dimi [Goutas] very well, too - he is my good friend. We have spoken, but not too much. He is a very good player, and I hope we can help the team to achieve our targets.
"I have seen the stadium, and I cannot wait to play with our supporters. They will see what I can do on the field."
City boss Bulut added: “Normally, a player like Manolis, when you try to take him, you can’t take him. It’s really difficult to get a player like this.
“I brought him to Alanyaspor and he took a really big step to Trabzonspor. When we saw that he became available, we contacted him and we have a really good relationship.
“He’s a fighter, who will work hard for the team. The fans will like him and in the last few years, he has increased his technical skills with the ball.”
Welcome to the Welsh capital, Manolis!