Cardiff City have completed the signing of Middlesbrough defender Aden Flint, who puts pen to paper on a three-year contract with the Bluebirds.

It’s one in and one out and Cardiff City today (Friday), with the arrival of centre-back Aden Flint from fellow Championship side Middlesbrough paving the way for Bruno Ecuele Manga to make a move to French side Dijon FCO.

Flint joins Cardiff City for an undisclosed fee just one year after departing Bristol City for Middlesbrough last summer. the club confirmed the deal on the club website, with Flint becoming the club’s fourth summer signing, following goalkeeper Joe Day, midfielder Will Vaulks and defender Curtis Nelson through the doors this summer.

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Speaking to the club website upon the announcement of his arrival, Flint said that he is looking forward to the upcoming campaign with an instant return to the Premier League the club’ goal.

“I’m excited to be here and thankful for the opportunity. It came about really quick. 

“Everyone wants to play in the Premier League, and that’s why I’ve joined. Hopefully, we can get the right results, get promoted again, and have another opportunity to do that.

“I’m looking forward to getting going. I can’t wait for the first match.”

Flint has amassed plenty of Football League experience during his time as a senior footballer, making his breakthrough with Swindon Town where he went on to play 79 times before joining Bristol City. In his time with the Robins, Flint played 246 times, scoring an impressive 38 times in his five years at Ashton Gate.

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He joined Middlesbrough last summer and after just one season and 46 games, he makes the move to Neil Warnock’s side with a few weeks until the start of the new season.

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