QPR manager Steve McClaren will be bracing himself, following a report on Football Insider that Cardiff are just one of the clubs plotting a move to sign 28-year-old defender Toni Leistner at the end of the season.
Leistner has been in impressive form this season, making 35 appearances for the R’s in his first season at Loftis Road, having signed from Union Berlin in the summer.
So would Leistner be a good signing for Cardiff?
“He’s a good player at Championship level, so it’d be a useful signing.
“I really can’t see Cardiff surviving in the Premier League this season and it’s good to see them planning for life in the Championship.
“Signing Leistner would be a smart bit of business by the Bluebirds.”
“This would be a great addition in the Championship.
“I would consider this to be a signing that Cardiff should pursue at all costs.
“Leistner has had an impressive debut campaign in England and could be a huge player for the Bluebirds next season.”
“Yes, he would be.
“He’s impressed me at QPR this season and I didn’t think he would.
“Not sure if he’s top flight quality, but if things go as they are doing he’ll not need to be.”
“He’s a commanding figure and someone who could thrive under Neil Warnock.
“Whether he’s a signing for the Premier League, I’m not so sure, but if Cardiff drop back into the Championship he’d be a good addition.
“£5m well spent.”