Everton’s Oumar Niasse has joined Cardiff on loan for the remainder of the season.
Niasse has scored nine goals in 39 appearances for the Toffees since joining from Lokomotiv Moscow in February 2016 but he has struggled to make an impact under Marco Silva.
He has not featured since the 1-0 defeat at Brighton on December 29 and he will now spend the rest of the campaign at Cardiff, subject to international clearance and Premier League approval.
“I’ve got the opportunity [to play him],” Cardiff manager Neil Warnock said. “I’m relieved as I thought it was done yesterday, so to find out this morning is something I could have done without. But it’s nice to know he is available for selection.
“[Phil] Jagielka said he’d be my type of player. There’s not many players on loan who are like Niasse. I wanted [Nathaniel] Clyne but that meant I wouldn’t have been able to get Niasse. He’s got a chance to put himself in the shop window, like Victor [Camarasa].”