Queens Park Rangers have continued their summer spending by buying Cardiff City’s Jordon Mutch, reports the Guardian. The midfielder has been brought into the Loftus Road club for a fee believed to be around £5 million.
Mutch follows his fellow former Cardiff teammate, Steven Caulker, into the London side. The pair are set to play alongside each other under Harry Redknapp, and to make an immediate return to the Premier League.
Mutch was brought into the Cardiff side following an undisclosed seven figure transfer from Birmingham City in 2012. Upon signing the player, the club’s vice-chairman assured fans that a significant sell-on clause had been included in his contract. The sale to QPR looks to have triggered that clause.
At 22 years old, Mutch has time on his side and is still a developing player. He became an influential character within Cardiff’s season last year, however, establishing himself as one of the bright lights in an otherwise disappointing Bluebirds campaign. With 7 goals in the top flight last season, he could bring some extra firepower to the Hoops as they battle for their own survival.
The Guardian also reports that Mutch is not expected to be the only high-profile player leaving Cardiff City this week, with Gary Medel also close to a departure. The Chile international is expected to join Inter Milan for a fee of around £10 million.