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Javi Guerra joins Cardiff City

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Cardiff City have announced the signing of Spanish striker Javi Guerra from Real Valladolid. 

The 32-year-old, who was one of the few positives in an otherwise disappointing season for Pucela, successfully completed a medical this week and will officially join the club on July 1. 

Guerra was originally a target for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the January transfer window; however Cardiff failed to get a deal completed in time. Instead, the player agreed to a three-year pre-contract deal, which would see him move to Wales at the end of his current deal in Spain. 

Happy at the prospect of playing for The Bluebirds, Guerra told the club's website: "I am very thankful for the warm welcome I have received here at Cardiff City and am very excited for my new challenge in Wales.

"Hopefully I can keep up the level that I have been playing at in Spain for the last few seasons and that it will be a successful time for me in Cardiff, with both the club and the supporters."

Guerra has spent his entire career in Spain, starting out at Espanyol before joining Valencia's B team in 2004. 

Spells at Granada, Mallorca, Alaves and Levante followed before joining Valladolid in 2010. In four years at the club - the last two of which were in La Liga - the forward notched an impressive 72 goals in 149 appearances. 15 of those goals came last season, but were not enough to stop Juan Ignacio Martínez's men from dropping into the Segunda División.

Cardiff are gearing up for life back in the Championship after relegation in their debut Premier League season. Signings of the calibre of Guerra will be instrumental in the club's quest to regain top flight status at the first attempt. 


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