By Rob King
It’s a stunning signing by City – one which many fans dreamed about, but could never believe would really happen. Craig Bellamy was one of the outstanding players in the Premier League last season – it’s fair to say that just about every top club in the country would love to have him, and now he’s a Bluebird!
It must be the biggest transfer capture in Cardiff City’s history – when John Charles came back from Italy in the sixties, he was approaching the end of his career, as were the likes of Robbie Fowler and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink in more recent years.
It’s just what City supporters need to banish lingering memories of the Play-Off final defeat by Blackpool. With Bellamy on board for the whole season, and others like Jason Koumas already here, hopes will now be high for a real push for automatic promotion.