Cardiff City is on a roll as they secure 2 players

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Its been a busy day for The Bluebirds so far. 

The Bluebirds have secured the services of Alex Smithies from QPR, signing the goalkeeper on a four-year deal.

After transferring from QPR, Smithies has signed a four-year deal for a fee around the £4million mark included add-ons.

And the second signing of the day has seen Bobby Reid put pen to paper on a four-year deal. He joins from Bristol City and moves across the Severn following a bid believed to be around £10million.

Bristol City boss Lee Johnson — despite losing one of his star players to a rival club (and manager in Neil Warnock) has released this benevolent statement wishing Bobby Reid all the best:

“I am naturally saddened with Bobby’s departure but he goes with our best wishes.

“He has been with the club for 18 years and on a personal level, I am proud of his achievements. He is going to play Premier League football and that’s fantastic for him, he deserves it.

“I would like to take this opportunity to give credit to Bobby’s rise, not only to the player, but every coach in the Academy and beyond that’s helped him be the player and person he is today.”

Johnson on Reid

Bobby Reid was born and bred in Bristol and Robins fans are sad to see him leave – some are more angry than sad admittedly.

But the new Cardiff City boy has left this heartfelt message for his old fans…

I’ve got ambitions and aspirations I want to fulfil and one of those is the Premier League and I have an opportunity now to showcase my talent on the big stage.

I want you to understand that for any other reason it wouldn’t have been that.

It’s the Premier League and I may only get one opportunity to play there.

I didn’t want to let that pass me and regret that in the future.

The past 18 years since I was seven I’ve been with Bristol City and I’ve loved every single minute of it.

I’ve shared every single moment with you and the memories we’ve made will live with me forever so I want to thank all for that.

I gave everything on and off the field for the club, fans may hate me and fans may still like me.

You’re all entitled to your own opinions and however you feel I’ll still love the club and will still be looking out for the results and hopefully the club can progress in the future.”

Bobby Reid

The Bluebirds fans are genuinely happy with the two signings as was evident by their tweets:


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