August 9, 2018 / 1:25 PM / 4 months ago

Soccer - Arter and Camarasa join Cardiff on loan deals

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Pre Season Friendly - AFC Bournemouth v Real Betis - Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth, Britain - August 3, 2018 AFC Bournemouth's Jordon Ibe in action with Real Betis' Victor Camarasa Action Images via Reuters/John Sibley

(Reuters) - Premier League newcomers Cardiff City have signed midfielders Harry Arter and Victor Camarasa on season-long loan deals from Bournemouth and Real Betis respectively, the Welsh club said on Thursday.

The 28-year-old Arter, who has not played a league match for Bournemouth since Jan. 1, arrives at Cardiff in search of more first-team opportunities.

Arter helped the Cherries rise from League One to the Premier League, and has played 69 matches in the top flight over the last three seasons.

Under the terms of the loan agreement, Arter will be ineligible for selection when Cardiff visit Bournemouth in their league opener on Saturday.

Camarasa passed a medical at Cardiff’s training ground on Thursday and could be in line for a debut against Bournemouth.

The 24-year-old Spaniard, who came through Valencia’s academy, helped Betis finish sixth in La Liga last season.

The midfield duo took Cardiff’s total of new recruits to six since they gained promotion back to the top flight having spent a season there in 2013-14. All their other signings, including Norwich City winger Josh Murphy, have come from England’s second-tier.

Reporting by Martyn Herman; Editing by Ken Ferris and Ed Osmond

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