Last Updated: Wed, 04 Sep 2013 08:45
Former Rennes defender Kevin Theophile-Catherine is delighted to have moved to Cardiff and believes he has made the right choice.
The 23-year-old completed his move to south Wales last weekend for a fee thought to be in the region of £2million and he believes he has made the right choice despite there being other options on the table.
His only worry was that his long planned summer move from France may not have come off before the window slammed shut on Monday night but he is now just happy to be ready to try and prove himself in the top flight for Malky Mackay's side.
Theophile-Catherine told France Football: "I said if there was an opportunity in the summer that I would try to seize it. My departure was more or less agreed by the club in January.
"I thank Rennes for having not blocked me. I was educated at the club, but it was the right time for something new.
"I knew Cardiff were following me for some time, but there wasn't much time remaining before the end of the transfer window.
"Things accelerated after the match against Evian (on 24th August). I didn't hesitate when the opportunity arose.
"I had two or three contacts but, in my eyes, this was the best and most concrete project. The club really showed that they wanted to sign me.
"Since I was a kid, the Premier League has attracted me. Cardiff are also a team that has a big heart and players with fighting spirit."
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