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One of Ireland's most underrated forwards has joined Wolves

The 24-year-old has signed for Kenny Jackett’s side in a reported €3.9 million deal.

Source: Official Wolves/YouTube

JOE MASON HAS left Cardiff to join Wolves for an undisclosed fee, believed to be in the region of €3.9 million.

Plymouth-born Mason, who joins the club on a three-and-a-half-year contract, has represented Ireland at various underage levels, having qualified to represent the Boys in Green through his Mayo-born mother.

Mason leaves the Bluebirds after a five-year spell in which he managed 22 goals in 60 league starts.

“We’ve looked at him for a while, and particularly back in August, but the deal couldn’t get done,” Wolves manager Kenny Jackett said in reaction to the news.

“I like his work rate, I like his football, and I think he’s a natural to play behind the striker in my ideal 4-2-3-1 formation.”

Wolves have been on the lookout for a forward, having sold Benik Afobe to Bournemouth for a reported €13 million earlier this month.

Mason will probably be best remembered by Cardiff fans for scoring the opening goal in the League Cup final against Liverpool in 2012 — a game that they ultimately lost 3-2 on penalties.

Source: FirstCymru/YouTube

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