Bluebirds land a Gunner
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Cardiff City have signed young Arsenal goalkeeper Mark Howard for next season.
Cardiff City have made their third summer signing by landing young Arsenal goalkeeper Mark Howard.
The 19-year-old will sign a deal with the South Wales club on July 1 when his Gunners contract expires at the end of June.
The teenage custodian impressed while on loan with Scottish Premier League side Falkirk, prompting The Bairns to offer him a one-year contract for next season.
However, Howard has opted for a switch to The Championship with Dave Jones's Bluebirds, with the keeper joining Glenn Loovens and Kevin McNaughton as Cardiff's latest permanent arrivals.
Meanwhile, Cardiff's plans for their pre-season tour of Canada and the United States has included a friendly against Victoria United in Nanaimo, British Columbia on July 15.
Victoria United play in the Pacific Coast Soccer League, which is a summer-run league with clubs based in British Columbia and Washington State.
The match on Vancouver Island is a warm-up before Cardiff's participation in the Vancouver Whitecaps' inaugural Nations Cup tournament that takes place from July 19 to 23.
Cardiff will play the host Whitecaps, China's Under-20 national side and India's national team in the four-team tournament.