Cardiff City Stadium

Next Game

Cardiff v Derby

Saturday, 31 January 2015, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Cardiff City Stadium

Last Game

Cardiff 1 - 2 Reading

Saturday, 24 January 2015, 15:00

The FA Cup Fourth Round

Le Fondre signed by Cardiff

Cardiff have announced that they have completed the signing of striker Adam Le Fondre from Reading.

Last Updated: 29/05/14 at 22:15 Post Comment

Adam Le Fondre: Off to Cardiff after a successful spell with Reading

Adam Le Fondre: Off to Cardiff after a successful spell with Reading

The 27-year-old has joined for an undisclosed fee, subject to league ratification, and has signed a three-year contract.

Cardiff were relegated from the Premier League last season and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is now re-shaping the squad ahead of a Championship campaign.

Solskjaer has now made four signings this summer, Javi Guerra, Guido Burgstaller and Federico Macheda having already arrived.

Le Fondre said: "It's such a great opportunity for me to come here to Cardiff City and play for a boyhood hero of mine in Ole Gunnar Solskjær. It was a move I just couldn't say no to.

"I'm delighted to be working with Ole and I can't wait to get started.

"Scoring is what I'm about. I've often got into double figures during my career although, looking back at last season, it's one I really wanted to score more in personally.

"They are the high standards I set myself and now the aim is to do that with Cardiff City."

The Cardiff website added: "Le Fondre arrives with an impressive scoring pedigree, proven at every level of British football.

"In three years at the Medejski Stadium he netted 41 goals in 109 games, including 12 goals in the Barclays Premier League in 2012-13.

"All at Cardiff City FC welcome Adam's arrival and thank our colleagues at Reading for their assistance in the transfer."

Reading's director of football Nick Hammond said: "I'd like to thank 'Alfie' for everything that he has done for Reading Football Club. His application and attitude have always been first class.

"We are all disappointed to see him go but, in these challenging times, this is a vital and necessary deal for the club, and a deal that makes financial sense for both the club and the player. We wish Alfie and his family all the best."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

F

irst Townsend, now Chiles. What next ITV? Comedy that you can actually watch without vomiting up your own spleen? I'll be sad to see Matt Smith go though. I actually quite like him. Plus, he was good in Doctor Who.

sailingmagpie
Adrian Chiles to leave ITV

H

e's like Jay from Inbetweeners. Could've had him, had him, didn't want him, turned him down.

lee
Wenger criticises work permits

A

wful, awful pundit. He was crap on BBC, and offered a little more analysis than Robbie Savage - apart from the delivery of banality in a sexy accent. Also, as I'm Irish he'll never be more then a slimy, hand-balling f**ker in my eyes.

batdog
Football People On TV: Thierry Henry

Footer 365

Sepp Blatter shrugs-off UEFA's challenge to his leadership as 'lacking courage'

Sepp Blatter tells UEFA “they do not have the courage” to sufficiently challenge his leadership at this year's election.

Transfer news: Sam Allardyce unsure whether Darren Fletcher will join West Ham

Manager Sam Allardyce admits he is unsure whether Darren Fletcher will choose to join West Ham or another club.

Transfer news: Wigan close to signings of Chris Herd from Aston Villa and Jason Pearce from Leeds

Wigan are close to signing Aston Villa's Chris Herd on loan and Leeds' Jason Pearce permanently, Sky sources understand.

Mail Box

Appalling, Slow, Pathetic, Embarrassing

It's a bonus Saturday Mailbox, with plenty of reaction to the most alarming 0-0 draw in Manchester United's recent history. At what point do we worry about Louis van Gaal?

Why Do Man United Look So Impotent?

It's all very well talking about formations and United's defensive problems, but shouldn't their expensive attacking options be doing better? And we talk psychology...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company