Who Are Ya? Gary Medel (Cardiff City)

Posted by - August 11, 2013 - Cardiff City, South America, Transfer News and Gossip, Who Are Ya?

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Name: Gary Medel

Age: 26

Position: Midfielder

Signed from: Sevilla

Fee: Undisclosed (reported £11m)

Did you know?
He’s nicknamed Pitbull or The Chilean Gattuso, which should tell you everything you need to know about his temperament and playing style.

What’s the deal?
Cardiff have broken their club transfer record for a third time this summer to bring in the tough-tackling Chile international.

The tenacious midfielder has signed a four-year deal at the club. Expect him to bring some steel to Malky Mackay’s midfield… and expect him to familiarise himself with the Premier League disciplinary process sooner rather than later.

What do they say?

“Having had two seasons of regular football in La Liga, with 60-odd international caps to his name and three appearances at a World Cup, his experience will be an invaluable asset to our squad. He’s played in a number of Boca v River Plate derbies in Argentina – one of the world’s biggest derby matches. I’ve no doubt that his background and pedigree will complement our midfield group in the Premier League.”
Malky Mackay