Craig Bellamy has completed his move from Liverpool to Cardiff City, after signing a two year contract at the Welsh club.
33-year-old Bellamy enjoyed a successful season at the Bluebirds in the 2010/2011 season, where he had moved on a season-long loan from Manchester City, and the Championship side have had hopes of bringing the player back ever since.
"It's with great pleasure that Cardiff City Football Club formally welcomes Craig Bellamy back,” a statement on the Cardiff City official website read.
"Craig has made his continued passion to help Cardiff City succeed in its ambitions very clear in recent years. We all look forward to his contribution to the team in the years to come.”
ESPN understand that the Welshman has taken a huge pay cut to rejoin his hometown club, accepting a deal worth £35,000 per week, compared to the reported £90,000 he earned at Liverpool. Cardiff are also offering a £1 million promotion bonus if Bellamy helps them to the Premier League at the end of the new season.
Brendan Rodgers had previously stated that he planned to hold talks with the Wales striker once he returned from Olympic duty with Team GB. Given the swift completion of the deal, it would appear that the Northern Irish manager was more than willing to let Cardiff hold talks with the player.