Cardiff capture Slovenian

Velikonja agrees four-year deal

Etien Velikonja: Joining Cardiff City on a four-year deal from NK Maribor

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Cardiff City have announced the signing of Slovenian international striker Etien Velikonja.

The 23-year-old will undergo a medical and join the Bluebirds on a four-year deal from NK Maribor next week after his final game for his current club in a UEFA Champions League qualifier.

Velikonja scored 20 goals last season when the Slovenian club qualified for the Europa League group stages after beating Rangers in a qualifier.

Bluebirds boss Malky Mackay is excited at the prospect of Velikonja playing for Cardiff next season.

"We're really excited to be bringing in an international striker to complement our squad," Mackay told the club's official website.

"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."