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Neil Warnock pulls off Deadline Day coup to sign Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter on loan

Cardiff City have confirmed the deadline day loan signing of Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter.

The Bluebirds have wrapped up their second deadline day signing with Harry Arter arriving on a season-long loan.

It was thought that Arter rejected a move to Cardiff earlier in the day, but a quick turnaround saw him rushed off for a medical before completing his move almost two hours after the window slammed shut, via a deal sheet.

The 28-year-old also rejected a late bid from Watford to join the Bluebirds.

Arter joins following eight years at Bournemouth, making more than 200 appearances in the Cherries’ rapid rise to the top tier. He has also represented the Republic of Ireland on 13 occasions to date.

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It’s thought that Bournemouth were keen for the midfielder to depart on a permanent deal, however Cardiff have managed to sign him on loan with the deal.

Arter is the second midfielder to arrive at Cardiff City on deadline day with Real Betis’ Victor Camarasa signing earlier in the day.

Neil Warnock was desperate to improve his midfield after missing out on key targets such as Liverpool’s Marko Grujic.

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Cardiff City kick off their campaign against Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon, but Arter won’t be eligible to play against his parent club.

The Irish international will be eligible to face Newcastle United in the Bluebirds’ first home game of the season next weekend.