Cardiff confirm Bellamy signing
Craig Bellamy scored 11 goals for Cardiff in his previous spell
Craig Bellamy has rejoined home-town club Cardiff, signing a two-year contract with the Bluebirds.
Striker Bellamy scored 11 goals in 36 appearances during a season-long loan at Cardiff from Manchester City in 2010-11, helping City reach the npower Championship play-off semi-finals where they lost out to Reading.
Bellamy returned to Liverpool last season but made no secret of his desire to be closer to his family as he approaches the end of his career, and Cardiff confirmed the news of his return on Friday afternoon on their official website.
Initially hailing the influence of Cardiff's Malaysian owners as pivotal, chief executive Alan Whiteley said: "Their support, commitment and confidence in the vision and ambition of the club has enabled us to attract and retain a squad containing the calibre of players we now have. This, quite clearly, is demonstrated by Craig's confidence in joining us at this time.
"I would also like to thank our manager for his tenacity and single-mindedness in ensuring the transfer could take place - and for making my life a misery until such time as it could be completed.
"And of course to Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool Football Club - their assistance and support during the process of negotiations have been conducted in an extremely professional and amicable manner, of which we are grateful. Finally to Craig, for having the confidence and courage to buy into and wanting to be a part of the club's future.
"I am sure Liverpool will agree their loss is this club's gain and Craig's return will be met with huge excitement and enthusiasm by all Cardiff City fans - and as the perfect backdrop to the start of the new season."
Bellamy can now expect to figure in Cardiff's league opener at home to newly-promoted Huddersfield next Friday.
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leaving out the other Great player in Giggs,then bringing him on too late and who does this tactical genious bring off? Craig Bellamy !!! How ever do these pea brained people get and keep thier jobs!
Pearce cost GB progressing too the semi final...although the squad he picked were not good enough! Well done Craig great tournement!!!
Just shows how bad the Liverpool managament are, he is one of the best players they had.
I`m afraid Liverpool are just a mid to bottom rated team now.
I cant understand the ridiculous decisions being made.
Kenny started the decline.........the ship is sinking fast..