Malky Mackay confirms Gary Medel deal

Mackay confirms Medel deal
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Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay declares that the club expect to confirm the signing of Chilean midfielder Gary Medel in the next few days.

Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay has confirmed that he expects to complete a deal for Chilean midfielder Gary Medel in the next 24 hours.

Medel was at the Cardiff City Stadium this afternoon to watch his new side beat Athletic Bilbao 2-1, after the Bluebirds agreed a fee with Sevilla late last night.

Mackay declared that he was delighted to bring in the experienced midfielder, with the deal 95% finished as the final paperwork is formalised by both parties.

He told Wales Online: "He was our guest here today. We are 95% there in terms of making him a Cardiff City player. There are still some details and documents to be ironed out before we finalise the deal. But I am absolutely delighted to secure his services.

"He was one of the top midfielders in La Liga last season and is an experienced international with more than 50 caps for Chile. He has played for Boca Juniors and Sevilla, so has a very good pedigree.

"He's a combative defensive midfield player, the sort we felt we required for the Premier League. We have been on the lookout for a player like Gary for a while."

The 25-year-old was linked with a switch to Everton earlier this summer, but Cardiff have moved first to talk terms with the midfielder.

Cardiff boss Malky Mackay gestures to his team during the match against Derby on March 5, 2013
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