Campbell seals Palace switch

  • Last Updated: July 25 2014, 19:38 BST

Crystal Palace have confirmed the signing of striker Fraizer Campbell from Cardiff after meeting the buyout clause in his contract.

Fraizer Campbell (l): Crystal Palace have signed the striker from Cardiff City
Fraizer Campbell (l): Crystal Palace have signed the striker from Cardiff City

Campbell has moved to Selhurst Park for an undisclosed fee, after he agreed terms on a three-year contract with Palace.

The 26-year-old, who came through the youth ranks at Manchester United, has been capped by England once in 2012.

While on United’s books Campbell had loan spells with Antwerp in Belgium, Hull City and Tottenham.

He then spent three-and-a-half years at Sunderland before arriving at Cardiff in January 2013 for around £650,000.

Campbell made his professional debut with Belgian side Royal Antwerp while on loan for the 2006/07 season from United.

That stint was a success, as was a spell with Hull the following term, and he subsequently spent time on loan with Tottenham before departing United - for whom he had made a total of just four appearances - to join Sunderland in 2009.

In January 2013 he switched to Cardiff and helped them win the Championship title that season - one in which Palace were also promoted, via the play-offs.

But he could not prevent the Welsh outfit from making a swift return to the second tier, with them finishing bottom of the Barclays Premier League in 2013/14.

He arrives at Palace, who came 11th last term, having netted 16 goals in 52 appearances in all competitions for the Bluebirds.