Wales forward Craig Bellamy has moved
from Premier League side Liverpool to his former team Cardiff
City, the Championship club announced on Friday.
The 33-year-old had been widely tipped for a move back to
his home town to be closer to his family and a two-year contract
was agreed after he passed a medical on Thursday, chief
executive Alan Whiteley told the club's website.
"I am sure that Liverpool will agree that their loss is this
football club's gain and the Craig's return will be met with
huge excitement and enthusiasm by all Cardiff City fans - and as
the perfect backdrop to the start of the new season," he said.
Whiteley said manager Malky Mackay had been very keen to
bring Bellamy back to the club.
"I would also like to thank our manager for his tenacity and
single mindedness in ensuring the transfer could take place -
and for making my life a misery until such time as it could be
"And of course to Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool Football
Club; their assistance and support during the process of
negotiations have been conducted in an extremely professional
and amicable manner."
No fee was mentioned.
Bellamy, who played for Britain at the London Olympics,
spent time at Cardiff on loan in the 2010/11 season after
falling out with management at Manchester City.
He scored 11 goals in 35 appearances during that spell.
He has played for seven clubs, not including loan moves, and
had previously joined Liverpool in 2006 before returning on a
free transfer last year.
Bellamy was included in the Wales squad to play
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