These are your Cardiff City starters on Sunday June 26.
Bluebirds to sneak into the Levitt deal
Cardiff has been targeted to scupper Dundee United’s attempts to sign Wales midfielder Dylan Levitt on loan.
The Manchester United man spent last season north of the border and made a big impression on Tayside. he is set to return to Old Trafford for pre-season training and for new boss Erik Ten Haag to rule over him.
The Scottish Sun reports on Sunday that Cardiff is “ready to ruin” Dundee’s hopes of re-signing the 21-year-old.
Cardiff already signed midfielders Ebou Adams and Andy Rinomhota this summer and recently tied Joe Ralls to a new deal at Cardiff City Stadium.
The Everton star linked
Cardiff has been named as one of many clubs to follow Everton youngster Jarrad Branthwaite.
The Daily Mail reports that the teenager will be out on loan next season and is an attractive property, based on the number of suitors following him. On the continent, PSV Eindhoven and Schalke are interested, while the Bluebirds are one of six championship teams said to be in the mix for him.
Middlesbrough, Sheffield United, Huddersfield Town and Blackpool, as well as Cardiff, are looking to take over the central defender on loan for a season, reports the same publication.
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The Toffees want the 19-year-old to gain first-team experience during the 2022/23 season. Branthwaite has made 13 appearances for Everton’s first team since he joined from Carlisle United for an undisclosed fee in 2020. He spent the second half of last season on loan with Blackburn Rovers.
Cardiff has seen Aden Flint and Ciaron Brown depart this summer and has Sean Morrison, who is out of contract, still recovering from a serious ACL injury. Friday saw James Connolly seal a permanent move to Bristol Rovers on a three-year deal.
Bale could still sign for Cardiff – Earnie
Rob Earnshaw says Gareth Bale has made a “huge move” to MLS side Los Angeles FC and thinks he will have a great time in America, but added that he could see him move to Cardiff at a later stage in his career.
Wales captain Bale confirmed yesterday where he will play his next football, with West Coast club LAFC as his chosen destination. The news ended Cardiff City’s search for the 32-year-old, who were considering a return to his hometown club.
The former Real Madrid player revealed his decision on his social networks on Saturday night after the news that he was heading to the United States emerged during the afternoon.
Bluebirds legend Earnshaw says Bale will “love” the move to MLS and Los Angeles.
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“He picked the best club he could have gone to in MLS. They are at the top of the league,” he told Sky Sports News.
“This is a big move for him. He needs to be playing for the World Cup in a few months, and he’s in season. He hasn’t spent much time playing in the last year for Real Madrid, but he stayed there now, so it’s a new chapter.
“We are going to see a new Bale in a different country, in the MLS. I think he is going to love it. For me it is an incredible opportunity for him, he is 32 years old, he is at the moment where he wants to go.” and experience something different, the MLS is flying at the moment, they have also signed Giorgio Chiellini who left Juventus. I think Gareth is going to have a great time in Los Angeles.”
In the talk linking him to the Bluebirds, Earnshaw says he couldn’t really see a move materializing, even if it had fairytale overtones. He believes, however, that it could still happen in the future.
“I think he has had a house in Wales for years even though he has been living in Madrid for so long,” he added. “It would have been nice if Gareth Bale played for Cardiff. I think the fans and the club would have loved that, that fairy tale of Gareth maybe even playing for a year or even retiring at Cardiff. Maybe in the future, still is standing.” I don’t know, the first thing is that I couldn’t have seen him playing in the Championship.
“I see Cardiff City this last year, they’re fighting relegation, I couldn’t have seen him in that environment doing that, so at the moment I think it’s a better move for him because of the venue in Cardiff. The city is right now.”
Brown signs for Oxford
Former Cardiff defender Ciaron Brown has re-signed for Oxford United.
The 24-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan with U’s, making 13 appearances for the League One club.
“It doesn’t feel like I’m signing,” he said. “It’s more like reporting on pre-season because I felt part of the club straight away when I came on loan.
“I learned what the club is about and how the team likes to play and I loved my time here; the fans were excellent and I am looking forward to playing my part in a successful season.”
Coach Karl Robinson added: “He is a complete international player, an excellent defender who can play a couple of positions, his long shot gives us an extra option and above all he is a good player with a fantastic attitude who we think is going . to get better and better. He adapted well last season and we are very happy that he is back with us.”
Rinomhota says goodbye
Andy Rinomhota has written a message of thanks to Reading supporters after sealing his move to Cardiff. The midfielder became Steve Morison’s ninth summer signing on Friday, signing a three-year deal in the Welsh capital.
The 25-year-old joins on a free transfer and signed off his time at Berkshire with a stylish send-off.
“It’s never easy to say goodbye, especially to a club that has been so close to my heart for the last 7 years,” he wrote on Instagram. “I came here as a boy and I’m leaving as a man and I’ve loved every minute of it.
“I’d be here all day if I tried to thank every single person who has had a positive impact on me during my time here, but from the bottom of my heart, I’d like to thank every player I’ve shared the court with. blue”. and white with all the coaches who gave me the opportunity to wear the shirt from the Under 23s to the first team, all the coaches who have ever worked with me and all the members of staff who have ever been involved with the club while I was here. The gratitude towards all of you cannot be expressed in words. Thank you Reading. Until we meet again.”