Bluebirds seal double deal

  • Last Updated: January 31 2014, 14:56 GMT

Cardiff have completed Deadline Day deals for Manchester United duo Wilfried Zaha and Fabio.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had already boosted his squad with the addition of Fabio, Kenwyne Jones, Magnus Wolff Eikrem, Mats Moller Daehli and Jo Inge Berget since succeeding Malky Mackay as Bluebirds boss.

Zaha, 21, is the most high profile of his acquisitions, although it has taken longer to conclude the deal than had been expected.

Solskjaer said: "That signing should be done by now. His name is on the paperwork. He is a Cardiff player.

"He has pace, power, technical ability and goes past people. He will give us that extra change of tempo in the final third, where we really need it.

"He will bring that little final bit to find pockets of space and produce a bit of magic."


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But the Norwegian does not believe Zaha has anything to prove, despite his limited opportunities since moving to Old Trafford from Crystal Palace.

"I don't think he has something to prove, he wants to play," said the former Red Devils striker.

"He played a few games at United, but maybe not what he hoped for when he went there.

"He wants to play, to play with confidence and keep Cardiff in the Premier League."

Fabio, meanwhile, arrives for an undisclosed fee after six years at Old Trafford.

He said: "I know this is the right move for me. I spoke a lot to the manager about coming in and I know that I can help us move up the division."


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