This article is part of Football League World’s ‘The Verdict’ series, which provides personal opinions from the FLW writers regarding the latest breaking news, teams, players, managers, potential signings and more…
Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock is looking to strengthen his squad, with a move for veteran Brighton & Hove Albion striker Glenn Murray being considered, according to a report on The Mirror Transfer News Live Blog (July 11, 14.21pm).
Murray seems willing to drop down a league to extend his career, after proving a huge hit with fans on the south coast, with the striker accumulating an impressive tally of 25 Premier League goals in the last two seasons.
The 35-year-old currently has just one year left on his current deal at the Amex and could well be open to working with Warnock again, despite enduring a difficult spell under the Yorkshireman at Crystal Palace.
So would Murray prove a good signing for the Bluebirds?
“It would be a fantastic coup.
“Warnock has said in the past how he regrets letting him go when he was managing Crystal Palace in the Premier League, and you can see why when you see his goal return for Brighton over the past year.
“If Cardiff had a Glenn Murray last year they could still be in the Premier League. They are clearly missing a striker who can lead the line and he would fit the bill perfectly.
“He’s shown his goal scoring pedigree in the Championship and the Premier League and is guaranteed to score goals along as he has decent service.”
“I’d say so.
“Yes, he is not getting any younger but he does score goals and even recently he has been pretty sharp in the Premier League despite playing for one of the lesser lights if you like.
“I fully expect Cardiff to challenge once again next season for promotion and Murray could score some crucial goals for them as well as bringing some extra know-how to the side.
“He’s a real professional and this is a deal that I think would work well – especially with Neil Warnock at the head of it all as he is bound to know the player well.”
“I think this would be a real coup for the Bluebirds if they can pull it off.
“Murray has shown in the past two seasons that he is more than capable of performing in the top-flight still, so if Warnock can bring the experienced front man in, it would be a real statement of intent.
“He would suit them down to the ground as well. Cardiff were promoted in 2017/18 by playing Kenneth Zohore in that target man role and, considering there is nobody better at playing a target man, you would fancy their chances of success with Murray in the squad.
“It may not be pretty but I think it could be very effective indeed.”