Cardiff City are not prepared to let midfielder Will Vaulks leave the club this month despite transfer interest from a trio of EFL clubs, according to Wales Online.
Vaulks has struggled to establish himself in the Bluebirds side since arriving at the club from Rotherham over the summer, and the Daily Mail previously reported that this had seen the Wales international attract interest from Stoke, Bristol City and Sunderland.
However, it has now emerged that Cardiff are not interested in offloading Vaulks this month despite his struggle for playing time, with Bluebirds boss Neil Harris thought to be viewing the 26-year-old as a key member of his first-team squad moving forward.
Vaulks has only registered a total of 12 appearances since arriving in the Welsh capital over the summer and, while his performances have improved since Harris’ appointment as manager, the fact remains that he has been limited to just three league starts this term.
The midfielder will have certainly been hoping to play a much more significant role for the Bluebirds this campaign, but it is now thought the South Wales outfit are prepared to allow him more time to establish himself at the club.
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There was plenty of reason for excitement when Vaulks sealed his switch to the Bluebirds after impressing for Rotherham last term, but the vast number of midfielders within Cardiff’s ranks has ultimately prevented Vaulks from breaking into the side this season.
It would have been hugely frustrating for Cardiff fans if Vaulks had sealed a permanent move away from the Cardiff City Stadium this month, but this recent development suggests the Welsh side have confidence that the midfielder can develop further with the club.
It is now important that Harris hands plenty of opportunities to Vaulks in the second half of the season, as it will be difficult for the Wales international to become more comfortable at the club if he is not playing regular first-team football.