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Posted on: Thu 12 Jul 2012

Cardiff City can today announce that a deal has been done to see Slovenian International striker Etien Velikonja join the club for the 2012/13 season on a four year deal.

A player Malky Mackay has admired for a number of years, Etien, 23, will undergo a medical and join the Bluebirds from NK Maribor on July 25 after his final game for the 1 SNL based club in a Champions League qualifier.


From his forty six appearances for NK Maribor, Etien scored twenty goals. Last season the Slovenian club qualified for the UEFA Europa League group stages after beating Rangers, while they were crowned domestic cup winners and 1 SNL champions, their tenth title win with a record eighty five points.

Speaking of Etien's arrival, Malky Mackay said, "We're really excited to be bringing in an international striker to complement our squad.

"Etien is a player who I tried to sign once before and have keenly followed his progress with Maribor. We felt that the time was right to bring him to the UK and I'm looking forward to seeing his career continue to develop with Cardiff City."

Hear more on Etien from Malky later this afternoon on Cardiff City Player


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