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Football | Greg Cunningham seals Premier League move

.@Cunningham_17 signs! ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ’™##CityAsOne ๐Ÿ”ตโšฝ๐Ÿ”ตโšฝ โ€” Cardiff City FC (@CardiffCityFC) June 13, 2018 Cunningham is likely to challenge Joe Bennett for a starting role in Cardiff's first 11. The 27 year old made two Premier League appearances for Man City after graduating through the club's academy, and made his senior international debut in 2010 in a 3-0 win over Algeria in Dublin. He was a key player for Preston, making 111 appearances - and scoring four goals - for the Championship club after moving to Deepdale on a free transfer from Bristol City. Preston have wished Cunningham well, and stated on the club website that "despite the best efforts of the club, he did not want to sign a new deal and with the opportunity to play top tier football, this move is in the best interest of all parties." The Irish international's departure could lead to more opportunities for his compatriot Kevin O'Connor, who has found first team appearances hard to come by since joining Preston from Cork City. Preston have also announced the signing of Graham Burke from Shamrock Rovers for a rumoured fee of โ‚ฌ300,000 euro. Cunningham is Cardiff's second signing of the summer, after the Welsh club snapped up Norwich's Josh Murphy earlier this week.
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