Cardiff City transfer news including Gareth Bale situation as it stands as Bothroyd says he’s a perfect fit

Here are the Cardiff City headlines for Friday June 24.

Bale’s situation as it is

Cardiff City have put together a complex package that has met Gareth Bale’s demands, writes Paul Abbandonato.

It is understood that Bale’s representatives are not rejecting the deal, but that the player has been offered an excellent opportunity elsewhere which he is understandably considering. Whether that’s in MLS or somewhere else is still unknown at this point. He has been heavily linked with American clubs.

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Cardiff is said to respect the fact that Bale will take time to weigh his options. However, he is expected to make a decision in the coming days, and not when he returns from vacation in mid-July.

It is surprising in many ways that a player of Bale’s stature would even contemplate a move to a Championship club, but it is one of the options he is seriously considering and Cardiff are hopeful of landing him.

Bothroyd: Cardiff perfect for Bale

Former Cardiff City striker Jay Bothroyd thinks Gareth Bale’s proposed move to Cardiff makes a lot of sense.

Bothroyd told talkSPORT: “I feel like Bale is watching and thinking: ‘I’ve achieved everything I want in football, I’ve made most of £500-£600k a week, so I’m financially stable.’

“If he goes to Cardiff and to the World Cup with Wales, he would be very happy, he will play for his hometown club and also represent his country. And then I think I would call it a day. I don’t see it going beyond this.”

Striker Linked Bluebirds

The Bluebirds have reportedly shown interest in signing striker Josh Maja, 23, from Bordeaux. However, the 23-year-old has one year left on his contract in France, so he would likely collect a fee unless he is dropped from his contract.

AllNigeriaSoccer reports that Belgian teams Anderlecht and Royal Antwerp are interested, as are the Bluebirds and Championship rivals Stoke City.

The Nigerian international spent last season on loan at Stoke City after being at Fulham the previous season. Bordeaux have been relegated to the third tier of French football due to financial problems, and as a result Maja could find their way, as the club needs to get wages off the book before the season starts.

Two new signings impress Ng

Perry Ng has said he is excited to see how new signings Ollie Tanner and Mahlon Romeo fare after being impressed by them on their second day of preseason training.

Cardiff returned to base on Wednesday for their first day of pre-season and Ng said it was like a “new club” given the plethora of new faces around him.

And speaking of bonding with the team, he told the club site: “It’s exciting, walking into the locker room is like walking back into a new club! It’s very good, everyone seems fit, strong guys and I’m excited to play with them,” Ng said.

“I think Ollie has good technical ability, I’m excited to see how he does. Also, me and Romes (Mahlon Romeo) did well in heading tennis, so I’m excited to see what he has as well.”

The defender is also hoping the players can get a solid pre-season under their belts to ensure they start the season strong, which would be a contrast to previous campaigns.

He added: “Hopefully after a good pre-season we can start the season strong because the last few years haven’t been good enough with our starts, hopefully this time we can fix it.”

Vaulks says Cardiff was a ‘roller coaster’

Will Vaulks described his time at Cardiff City as a “roller coaster” as he prepares for a new chapter in his career at Sheffield Wednesday.

The Wales midfielder was released at the end of his contract this summer and dropped down to League One with the Owls, who will no doubt be riding a promotion push next season.

Reflecting on his time at Cardiff, Vaulks told YorkshireLive: “It was a rollercoaster ride. I enjoyed some great spells at the club and had a good relationship with the fans.

“It was a shame we had so many managers in the time I was there. It was the right time to move on and for the club itself. The manager (Steve Morison) has new ideas there.”

“I had ups and downs, but I wish the club the best because I get on very well with the fans of the club. They all made me feel very welcome.”

“But I am ready for a new challenge. I am ready to look up instead of looking down.”

Osei-Tutu leaves Arsenal

Former Cardiff City loanee Jordi Osei-Tutu has left Arsenal to join VFL Bochum permanently.

The right-back looked like a great choice for the Bluebirds two seasons ago, but a series of hamstring injuries marred his campaign in South Wales. He went on loan to Nottingham Forest and then to Rotherham United, where he secured promotion last season.

Osei-Tutu spent time on loan at the German club before joining Cardiff, for whom he made eight appearances, and enjoyed an excellent spell there, scoring five goals in 22 appearances.

And the 22-year-old has now joined them permanently, writing a goodbye message to Gunners fans on social media.

“I am privileged to be able to say that I wore the Arsenal shirt,” he said. “The last seven years have been an invaluable experience. I will always be grateful for all the experience and knowledge gained from the various managers and coaches I have worked with.

“And I would also like to thank the Arsenal fans who have always supported me. Thank you Arsenal, you will always be in my heart. North London is red. But you know what they say, when another door closes, another door opens. “.

“I am over the moon to be able to return to the club I fell in love with on loan at VFL Bochum. Since I left I have always dreamed of returning and I am delighted to wear this blue jersey again. I am ready to work hard and fight for this wonderful club I can’t wait to see all the fans at the Vonovia Ruhrstadion again.”

Neil Lennon Signs Adam Matthews

Slightly mischievous, Neil Lennon has signed former Bluebirds and Wales defender Adam Matthews to his new club in Cyprus.

Lennon, who managed the 30-year-old at Celtic, is now manager of Omonia Nicosia and has capitalized on his connections with his former club to sign Matthews, who played 48 times for the Bluebirds at the start of his career.

A statement on behalf of Omonia Nicosia read: “We have reached an agreement in principle for a two-year partnership with 30-year-old Welsh international right-back Adam Matthews, who has been playing for Charlton Athletic in recent years.

The footballer has a long presence at Celtic FC, with whom he won four championships and two cups and played in the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League.

“He also played for Sunderland AFC and Cardiff City, making 14 appearances for his national team. Adam Matthews will soon be in Cyprus to complete the deal.”

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