Cardiff close in on Jazz Richards deal

A general view outside the stadium before the match - Cardiff City Stadium

HITC Sport understands Wales international is undergoing medical ahead of Cardiff move.

Brentford's Tom Field in action with Fulham's Jazz Richards

Cardiff City are on the verge of signing Fulham and Wales defender Jazz Richards, with the player undergoing a medical at the Cardiff City Stadium, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Cardiff boss Paul Trollope is a big admirer of Richards and sees him as a valuable addition to his squad for his plans at the club.

Richards joined Fulham last summer from Swansea City after an initial six-month loan spell at Craven Cottage the previous season.

The 25-year-old made 26 appearances in all competitions last season, but found his first-team opportunities limited following the arrival of Slavisa Jokanovic as head coach.

Fulham's Jazz Richards in action with Blackburn's Jordon Rhodes

Richards played a key role in helping Wales qualify for this summer's European Championships and he made one brief cameo appearance off the bench at the finals in France in the 2-1 win over Slovakia.

Fulham are willing to let Richards move on after bringing in Tomas Kalas on loan from Chelsea and Cardiff have moved quickly to agree a deal for the versatile defender.

Richards will join a select band of players to have played for both Swansea and Cardiff should he finalise his move to the Welsh capital once he comes through his medical.

Charlton's Franck Moussa in action with Fulham's Jazz Richards

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