Kevin Theophile-Catherine joins Cardiff City, confirms Mackay

Kevin Theophile-Catherine

French full-back Kevin Theophile-Catherine has joined Premier League side Cardiff from French Ligue 1 side Rennes for a reported £2.1m.

The 6ft defender, a seventh addition for City's first Premier League campaign, has signed a four-year deal.

Cardiff boss Malky Mackay said: "He is someone we have tracked and watched for a period of time.

"We have to make sure we have cover everywhere and that we have players who are pushing each other."

He added: "Kevin brings that from a top division in French football.

"He brings defensive strength and solidity to us."

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