Pulis gutted to lose Dikgacoi

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The Bafana Bafana midfielder passed up the offer of a new contract at Selhurst Park in favour of a drop in divisions with City, who were relegated from the Premier League in the 2013/14 season.

Dikgacoi was a key player for Palace last season as they shrugged off a horror start to ease to safety, but Pulis says the offer was too good for the 29-year-old to turn down.

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“He is one of those players in the right situation can certainly do the job,” Pulis is quoted by the BBC. “I'm disappointed, but can understand that [it’s] a long contract and a very well paid contract.

“Cardiff have made him a fantastic offer. There’s obviously tremendous potential there and he’ll be desperate to get back into the Premiership.

“Physically he’s a powerhouse and he’s got all the attributes to do very well for them. If they get him fit and keep him fit he'll be a good player.” 

Dikgacoi signed a three-year contract with the Bluebirds and will now link up with former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who took over as manager at the start of the year.