Here are the Cardiff City headlines for Monday June 27.
Bluebirds linked with £1m rated international
Cardiff City are reportedly tracking Northern Ireland international Paddy Lane.
The 21-year-old Fleetwood Town midfielder was being watched by West Ham towards the end of last season after a campaign in which he scored five goals in 39 games, winning the League One Young Player of the Season award in the process.
A versatile player, the youngster, who has been capped five times for his country, has been deployed in central midfield, attacking midfield, left winger and right winger during his time with the League One club. operated as side
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Lane has one year left on his contract with Fleetwood, with The Mirror claiming that Cardiff City and Hearts are interested in getting his signature. The report adds, however, that he is valued at £1m, which could see Cardiff out of a deal.
Lane joined Fleetwood from seventh-tier Hyde last summer.
Joe Ralls links up with the team in Scotland
Joe Ralls has been photographed with his new Bluebirds team-mates for the first time after traveling with the team to Scotland following the signing of his new contract.
The midfielder did not train with the Bluebirds during his first week of preseason last week, with the player’s contract situation still unresolved. But the positive news came on Saturday that the 28-year-old had signed a two-year contract extension with Cardiff, which was met with widespread rejoicing among City’s fan base.
And he has traveled with the club, and its nine new signings, to Edinburgh, where they are undergoing a week of training at the Oriam complex used by the Scottish Rugby Union, the Scottish FA and Hearts.
A series of photos posted by the club’s official Twitter account included a photo in which Ralls was very front and centre.
Marlon Pack ‘really disappointed’ at end of Cardiff stay
Marlon Pack has revealed how bitterly disappointed he was at the end of his Cardiff career.
Having been a mainstay for the better part of 2 1/2 seasons, he was essentially kicked off the team in January and didn’t play a single minute in the final four months of the season, a rarity for his career.
He has now joined his first club, Portsmouth, in League One and is hoping to bounce back to the Championship at his first request. In fact, the 31-year-old midfielder could well face some of his former team-mates when City take on Pompey in the first round of the Carabao Cup.
But, speaking to the Portsmouth News, Pack has opened up about how difficult it was to take last season’s finale. “At one point last season I was on the verge of breaking 500 league games and approaching 600 overall, that’s what bothered me the most,” he said.
“In Cardiff, we weren’t doing so well as a team, but I thought individually I was doing well. I think I give a pretty honest assessment of myself and my performances, I’m probably tougher than I should be.” sometimes.
“But we were struggling, the coach changed the team, mixed it up a bit and was trying to find a winning formula. I was out of the team, the guys had a good run and from there he found his side.”
“It hasn’t happened to me before, I’ve had a good run in the sense of being a pillar in the team, but it is what it is, you have to learn from it.
“Steve Morison is a young coach who wanted to bring in young players, phasing out all the experienced players. I was benched for a while, but in the end I didn’t make the team.
“Previously, I hadn’t teamed up once or twice in my entire career, so it was frustrating, really frustrating, so I wanted the season to be over. You train every day without that carrot on Saturday, without that competition. edge, which most athletes crave.
“I’m pretty robust, I’ve had one injury in my career, which I did at Cardiff. It was a grade three hamstring, which is strange considering how I play, but even so I was back after six weeks.” To be fair, the way it ended in Cardiff allowed me and my agent to sound out the teams early on, like Pompey.”
Vincent Tan opens up about the persecution of Gareth Bale
Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan has revealed Gareth Bale “really wanted to come” to the Bluebirds at one stage this summer, but he accepts the offer from Los Angeles FC and the commercial clout was simply too much for the Wales captain to handle. would reject her.
However, there was a stage where Cardiff was confident of getting his signature, with Tan himself revealing that Bale was keen to secure a move to the Bluebirds at one stage.
“We were very excited, it would have been a huge blow for us,” Tan told talkSPORT. “It would have been great if Gareth Bale played in his hometown, all Welsh people would be very happy if Gareth Bale came home and played in Cardiff.
“Personally, I think the LAFC offer was too attractive for him to turn down. But originally he really wanted to come, money wasn’t the issue. We came up with what we thought was a good offer for him, but ultimately it was very difficult.” compete when there are a lot of big American advertisers, a lot of commercial deals that were very good for Gareth Bale.
“We tried our best, but we failed.”
He added: “Initially with Gareth, it wasn’t really the money, he just wanted to help Cardiff and help Wales. That’s why we were able to negotiate with him. He did everything he could to join us but ultimately I think the LAFC offer was too big to turn down.” You can read the full story here.
Loic Damour leaves Hearts for the French fourth division
Former Cardiff City midfielder Loic Damour has agreed to terminate his contract with Hearts and return to France.
The Frenchman was part of Neil Warnock’s side that won promotion to the Premier League, but was quickly sold to the Edinburgh club following relegation from the top flight in 2019.
And now it has been revealed that Damour will be leaving Hearts, despite a year to go, to join Versailles FC, a semi-professional team that has just won promotion to the fourth tier of French football.