Deadline Day arrivals. 3 new faces join the club

Last updated : 02 February 2024 By Michael Morris

Josh Wilson-Esbrand has signed from Manchester City. the 21 year old was on loan at Reims but was recalled by Man City to allow him to join Cardiff on loan for the rest of the season.


Josh said: “I’m very privileged to be here. I’m happy to get to know the boys and help the team.

“I’m just looking forward to going out there and trying to push this team as far as we can get.

“For me, I just want to be as efficient as I can in the final third. I want to play as often as I can, rack up the minutes, rack up the games and as a team, just push as far as possible.”

Erol Bulut added: "First of all, he comes from a really big team, Manchester City. He’s been on loan at Reims and also in the Championship with Coventry City, where he played in the Play-Offs. I see in him some good offensive actions, positive on the ball and good crosses. As a full-back, a wing-back and a winger, he can add a lot of things.

“He gives us flexibility, that’s important. I spoke to him about what kind of style we play and where I see him as a player, not only as a left-back, but also as a winger. For Reims, I was watching, he was also playing as a number 8, he did quite well in that position. It’s good that he is flexible.”

Ethan Horvath, a goalkeeper, has signed a permanent contract until 2027. He takes the No.1 shirt.

Ethan said: "I’m really excited to be here. It’s a massive Club here in Wales. I spoke to a lot of people about the Club before coming and they had nothing but positive things to speak about. They have history in the Premier League.

"The manager has ambitions, he has a plan and I’m really looking forward to being part of that. I’m going to do my best to help the Club reach their goals and ambitions."

Erol Bulut commented: “He is an international player with USA and got promoted from the Championship with Luton Town & Nottingham Forest. He knows the league and that is important for a goalkeeper. Right now, with Jak Alnwick and Horvath, we have two great goalkeepers.
“It’s important, you can not only have loan players. You have to sign permanent players. I think the next few years, the goal is safe here at Cardiff City.”

Finally midfielder David Turnbull has signed a permanent deal until 2027, joining from Celtic.

David said: “I’m delighted, I’m buzzing to be here. It’s been a long day or two, but I’m really glad to get it over the line and can’t wait to get started. When I heard of the interest, I was very keen. It’s a huge Club. I’ve watched them in past and want to be a part of it now and kick on.
“It’s a great city and when I arrived at the stadium, it was nice to see it. It’s brilliant and I’m really looking forward to it.”


Erol Bulut added: "I see a lot of quality. He is a good age, he played the last three seasons with Celtic, scored and assisted many goals. This is what we need in our midfield. He is creative in the offensive shape and he can finalise attacks.
“We now have good options and not the same styles. We have defensive midfielders and also have more creativity. In the second half, when we want to change, we can now change a few players and have the same level.”