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Cardiff sign Tottenham defender Caulker

ESPN staff
July 31, 2013
Steven Caulker is a product of Tottenham's youth academy © Getty Images

Cardiff City have completed the signing of defender Steven Caulker from Tottenham Hotspur.

Caulker, who has won one senior cap for England and represented Great Britain at the 2012 Olympics, has signed a four-year deal with the newly promoted side.

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The 21-year-old centre-back, who made 28 first-team appearances for Spurs last season, told his new club's official website he is thrilled to have made the move to South Wales.

"First and foremost I want to say how happy I am to have signed with Cardiff City Football Club," Caulker said. "I'm delighted to be here and excited for this fresh challenge.

"I spoke to the gaffer [Malky Mackay] yesterday, liked what he had to say and am excited about the plans he has for the football club.

"You get the sense of excitement from everybody at the club in the build-up to the season's kick-off at West Ham and I'm really looking forward to being part of it.

"I thank Tottenham for everything they've done for me, having been there since I was a kid, but I'm here to back myself up now and show what I can do. This is a fresh start, a new chapter and I'm here to kick on."

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