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Will Vaulks Says Cardiff City Move Means He’s At Wales’ Biggest Club

Will Vaulks insists he has joined the “biggest club in Wales” after completing his move to Cardiff City.

The Bluebirds – who have also confirmed the signings of targets Joe Day from Newport County and Curtis Nelson from Oxford – have tied up their deal with Rotherham for Vaulks for a fee which will rise to £3m with add-ons.

Midfielder Vaulks made his international debut in March and won his third Wales cap in the recent 2-0 Euro 2020 qualifying defeat to Croatia.

His former club Falkirk are understood to be due a sell-on from the transfer fee for the 25-year-old, who has been at the New York Stadium for three seasons.

“I’m really looking forward to playing regularly at Cardiff City Stadium after getting a taste of it at the Slovakia match,” Vaulks said.

“It’s great to be playing for the biggest club in Wales just six months after my first international call up.”

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Goalkeeper Joe Day joins on a free transfer after the 28-year-old impressed for Newport County in their FA Cup run last season.

He leaves Newport after making 241 appearances over five seasons.

“The move here for me is a massive opportunity,” Day said.

“I’ve had a good five seasons at Newport County. It’s been great and now I feel like I need to make the step up.

“I know a couple of the players from back at Peterborough, like [Nathanial] Mendez Laing and obviously Rhys [Healey] from when he came to Newport so it will be good seeing them again.

“The Championship is a big step up from League Two, but it’s something that I feel I’m ready for and I’m very much looking forward to.”

Nelson leaves Oxford at the end of the three-year deal he signed when moving from Plymouth in 2016, the former England Under-18 international playing 121 times for the U’s.

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“I’ve been waiting to get to move to the Championship and now I can’t wait to get started,” Nelson said.

“It’s a massive club that came down from the Premier League last year, but I can see us challenging to go straight back up again because of the manager at the heart of the club and the players that we’ve got.

“I’d like to bring competition to the squad. You’ve got the boys [Sean Morrison, Bruno Ecuele Manga and Sol Bamba] who played there last year, so I’d like to be competition and try to work my way into the team.”

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