Man City confirm Craig Bellamy’s Cardiff loan

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Manchester City have confirmed that out-of-favour striker Craig Bellamy has agreed to join Cardiff City on a season-long loan.

The 31-year-old Wales international has been frozen out of the first-team picture at Eastlands and had been linked with a number of other Premier League clubs, as well as SPL giants Celtic.

However, Bellamy has instead opted to join his hometown club to try and help them realise their dream of reaching the English top-flight.

He recently told reporters:"I've always wanted to play for Cardiff.

"My wife and kids live here and I've missed them for the last five or six years. So that would have more of a pull more than most. I certainly wouldn't rule that out.

"Would I love to get Cardiff into the Premier League? Of course I would, I would have more of an impact doing that than playing 100 games for Wales.

"For us to move forward as a nation football-wise, we do need a Premier League team to come from Wales, either Swansea or ourselves."

Bellamy joined the Citizens in January 2009 from West Ham United and has since scored 16 goals in 51 appearances.

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