Cardiff City are currently preparing for life back in the Premier League following their promotion from the Sky Bet Championship in the 2017/18 season, and they have today strengthened their squad with the signing of Preston North End defender Greg Cunningham.

The transfer was confirmed on the club’s official website, with the 27-year-old becoming the Welsh side’s second signing of the summer.

The left sided defender has signed a three-year-deal at the club after joining for an undisclosed fee.

Greg Cunningham had been at Preston since 2015, when he joined the Lancashire club from Cardiff City’s rivals Bristol City for an undisclosed fee.

He was a regular for the Lilywhites last season as they finished seventh in the Sky Bet Championship, narrowly missing out on the Play-Offs on the final day of the season.

The signing of Cunningham is an excellent one for Cardiff, and Bluebirds boss Neil Warnock was clearly thrilled with the club’s latest piece of business.

Speaking to the club’s official website, he said: “It’s fair to say that I’ve been an admirer of Greg for a number of years and that he’s consistently been one of the best left-sided defenders for club and country.

“We’re delighted to have his experience and knowledge so as to supplement Joe Bennett who had a great time last season. I anticipate that Greg coming in will give us a lot of strength down that left-hand side.”

Greg Cunningham’s experience at club level isn’t quite matched by his international experience, but he has played four times for his native Republic of Ireland.

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