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Cardiff City complete their first summer signing as winger Josh Murphy completes £11 million move from Norwich City

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Cardiff City have completed the signing of Norwich City winger Josh Murphy for an undisclosed fee.

The Bluebirds have wrapped up their first signing of the summer for a fee believed to be in the region of £11 million.

Murphy becomes the second biggest signing in Cardiff City’s history, behind only Gary Medel who was signed for just under £12 million in 2013.

The 23-year-old joins the club on a four-year deal, keeping him at the Cardiff City Stadium until the summer of 2022.

Cardiff City boss Neil Warnock said earlier this summer that he wouldn’t be spending large fees on players despite returning to the Premier league.

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However, the Bluebirds have made a statement with their first summer signing, making significant investment to land Murphy.

Josh Murphy becomes the second in his family to depart Norwich City for a large fee with his twin brother Jacob joining Newcastle United  for £12 million last year.

The Cardiff City new man, Josh Murphy, played 41 times last season, catching the eye with his 11 goals which included a wonder-strike against Aston Villa in April.

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He also impressed against Cardiff in their 2-0 win at Carrow Road, causing Bruno Ecuele-Manga all manner of problems in the first half.

Speaking to Cardiff City’s official website, Neil Warnock said: “I think he’s at the right age now with his best still to come. He can play an instrumental part in helping us to stay in the Premier League and I know he’s looking forward to the challenge.

“He’s been my number one target since the end of last season.”

Murphy will now join up with the Bluebirds when they reconvene for pre-season at the start of next month ahead of their first season back in the Premier League.

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