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77-time international open to Newport move

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Wales international Joe Ledley has revealed that he is open to a Newport County move as he finds himself without a club during the January transfer window.

South Wales Argus are reporting that the central midfielder is seeking for a club that is closer to his home in Wales following his Charlton Athletic release just a couple of days ago.

The 32-year-old made just one appearance for the Addicks after signing for them last month, and he will be aiming to get back into football as soon as possible with Euro 2020 just around the corner.

Ledley said: “There are options, but for me I’d like to be closer to home.

“I’ve been away – only for a month – and family comes first for me now.

“Everyone’s moved back to Cardiff for the first time in nine or 10 years so closer to home would be perfect, but for me it’s coming up to the final year so I need to play as many games as I can.

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“Yeah, I spoke to Flynny, he’s a great guy.

“We’ve kept in contact for a while but I don’t know if it’s possible.

“I’m not sure what’s going to happen, but he’s a great manager.

“He’s very young, he’s the sort of manager that I like to work under.

“It is close to home so I’ll speak to him and see what happens.”

The midfielder has had to sit and watch from home as his country qualified for the upcoming Euro 2020 tournament, having not featured for his country since the summer of 2018.

Ledley was originally linked with Michael Flynn’s Newport side back in October as he was spotted watching the side take on Scunthorpe United in league action.

The midfielder progressed through the youth system at Cardiff City and went on to appear 256 times for the Bluebirds, before going on to represent Celtic, Crystal Palace and Derby County.

The Verdict

Ledley would be an excellent coup for Newport, and the deal would work for both club and player if the League Two side was to take a chance on him.

The veteran still harbours hopes of being selected in Ryan Giggs’ Euro 2020 squad, but he would need to prove that he is up to full fitness and playing to the best of his ability if he is to force his way back into the Wales setup.


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