Cardiff City are contemplating a move for Brighton striker Glenn Murray, The Daily Mirror’s live transfer blog (11/07, 14:21) have reported.
The 35-year-old striker is out of contract at the AMEX Stadium at the end of next season, and the latest report suggests that the veteran could be willing to step down a division in order to secure a big-money deal with the side from the Welsh capital.
Cardiff manager Neil Warnock is said to be a fan of Murray’s and could be interested in bringing him to the club in order to boost their hopes of a push for an immediate return to the Premier League next season.
Murray was part of the Brighton side that won promotion from the Championship during the 2016/17 campaign, with the striker scoring 23 goals in 45 league appearances that season.
In total Murray has scored 109 goals in 263 appearances in all competitions across two spells with Brighton, making himself something a club legend in the process.
This could be a brilliant signing for Cardiff.
Despite his age, Murray’s record in these past few years has shown that he is still an effective goalscorer at the highest level, and that could make him a big asset in Cardiff’s push for promotion next season.
The Welsh side do not have a target man with the sort of return that Murray has, so this is a signing that could broaden Cardiff’s options in terms of the approach they are able to take to games in the coming campaign.
There is, however, no doubt that Murray is a popular figure at Brighton, and with the veteran scoring eight more league goals than The Seagulls’ next highest goalscorer – centre back Shane Duffy – last season, you imagine the Premier League side may not be all that willing to let the striker go without a fight.