Cardiff City confirm the signature of Frederic Gounongbe from Belgian club KVX Westerlo.
The 28-year old forward is set to make an appearance in the coming season after his contract expired at De Kemphanen. He joined the club as a free agent after impressing Cardiff City with his 22 goals statistics in the Jupiler Pro League. He becomes the second signing for City after Lex immers joined recently.
Gounongbe said: “Coming to the UK and playing my football here is a big challenge and I’m excited about performing in front of the Bluebirds’ fans. Cardiff City head coach Paul Trollope is still on duty with the Welsh national team in France. Wales recently defeated Belgium 3-1 in a shocking and entertaining game at the quarterfinal stage of the Euro 2016 tournament.
The executive director of the club as well as the CEO Ken Choo added: “We delighted to be able to bring Frederic into the fold, who will add to our already accomplished squad.”
Trollope has a huge task ahead of him to lead the club into the new campaign after falling at the last hurdle in the last. They missed out on the play-offs with just a few games to go. The club and the fans will be expecting City to at least reach the top six. Trollope had to ask that former manager of the club in Lennie Lawrence join in as his assistant and he still wants more addition to his playing squad.
There are still rumours that David Marshall and Bruno Ecuele Manga might leave this summer in a bid to bolster the squad. Even Craig Noone has other club interested in him and he might just leave anytime soon. With Trollope still in France the transfers would really kick in when he returns.