Fraizer Campbell joins Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace have announced the signing of striker Fraizer Campbell from Cardiff.
Campbell has joined for an undisclosed fee, putting pen-to-paper on a three-year deal, the Eagles said on their official website.
Can't wait to meet up with the lads an my new boss. Not looking forward to singing in front of the lads tho! ��- Fraizer Campbell (@FraizerCampbell) July 25, 2014
"I am delighted to sign on the dotted line and become a Crystal Palace player and now I am really looking forward to being part of this club and meeting the other lads," he said.
"Last season this club made great progress -- I remember the run of games without defeat and from when Tony Pulis came in he got the club moving up the league. Around Christmas looking in at this club it looked like Palace were dead and buried but the gaffer breathed some fresh life into the club and added to the squad to help the team push up to 11th.
"This is a great opportunity for myself to, firstly, get back in the Premier League and also have the chance to be around a great manager and some fantastic players. The last couple of weeks have been frustrating for me but I can't wait to get started now in the red and blue of Crystal Palace."
The 26-year-old, who came through the youth ranks at Manchester United at the start of his career, won the solitary senior England cap he has to his name in 2012.
Campbell made his professional debut with Belgian side Royal Antwerp while on loan for the 2006-07 season from United.
That stint was a success, as was a spell with Hull the following term, and he subsequently spent time on loan with Tottenham before departing United -- for whom he had made a total of just four appearances -- to join Sunderland in 2009.
In January 2013 he switched to Cardiff and helped them win the Championship title that season -- one in which Palace were also promoted, via the playoffs -- but he could not prevent the Welsh outfit from making a swift return to the second tier, with them finishing bottom of the Premier League in 2013-14.
He arrives at Palace, who came 11th last term, having netted 16 goals in 52 appearances in all competitions for the Bluebirds.