Iceland Captain Aaron Gunnarsson Signs New Contract At Cardiff City

Iceland captain Aaron Gunnarsson has penned a contract extension at newly promoted Premier League side Cardiff City to end speculation about his future at the Welsh club.

Gunnarsson, 28, helped Cardiff City secure promotion to the top flight last season.

His previous contract expired at the end of last month but he has now signed a one-year contract extension with the Bluebirds.

He was part of the squad to the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup but he was powerless as Iceland were eliminated from Group D at the tournament.

Aaron Gunnarsson joined Cardiff City from League One side Coventry City in July 2011 and he is the club’s longest serving player.

On his new contract, Gunnarsson told the club’s website: “It’s taken a little while, but it’s definitely been worth the wait.”

“I always wanted to stay and I told the gaffer that.

“Even though I didn’t say much in the news, I just wanted to do my job on the pitch.

“It’s all coming together, with the players who have been around for a while signing new deals too.” He concluded.