Cardiff City: Striker Robert Glatzel signs for Bluebirds

Robert Glatzel
Robert Glatzel has scored 24 goals for Heidenheim in two seasons

Cardiff City have signed German striker Robert Glatzel from Bundesliga Two club Heidenheim on a three-year contract.

The 25-year-old joins the Welsh club in a deal believed to be worth £5.5m.

Glatzel, who stands at 6ft 4ins, scored a hat-trick for Heidenheim in their 5-4 German Cup defeat against Bayern Munich, in April.

The player was manager Neil Warnock's number one summer target, and could be followed by another striker.

"I'm very happy to be here, I can't wait to get to work, get to know the fans and start the season," said Glatzel.

"I think I have good technique for my height, so will hopefully show the fans that and fit in well here."

Warnock said: "He's a player we've been chasing for over five weeks. It's been hard work to get it over the line, but I'm delighted to welcome him.

"He'll do a good job for us. He's the type of striker I've been looking for to lead the line and he's looking forward to the challenge."

Glatzel, who scored 17 goals in 29 league and cup appearances last season for Heidenheim, is Cardiff's second signing in 24 hours after the arrival of Gavin Whyte from Oxford United.

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