Cardiff City have joined the race to sign Crystal Palace striker Connor Wickham on loan with the Welsh side willing to pay a higher fee than Sheffield Wednesday, according to The Sun’s Alan Nixon.
The Bluebirds had reportedly identified Championship pair Lee Gregory and Kieffer Moore as potential targets to boost their attacking unit this month, but it now appears they have turned their attention to Premier League forward Wickham.
The 26-year-old has been made available for loan this month after making just eight appearances so far this season with Nottingham Forest, Bristol City, Sheffield Wednesday and now Cardiff all showing interest, according to Bristol Live.
It was previously thought that Wednesday had won the race to sign Wickham ahead of their Championship play-off push, but it is now understood that there has been a disagreement over the Hillsborough outfit’s contribution to Wickham’s wages.
This has now reportedly resulted in Cardiff emerging as strong candidates to land the former Sunderland frontman with the Bluebirds seeking competition for current strikers Danny Ward, Robert Glatzel and Callum Paterson.
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Plenty of Cardiff supporters have taken to Twitter to respond to this latest report with many of them feeling conflicted regarding Wickham’s potential arrival, while others suggested he could be a good addition if he maintains fitness.
Here are some of the responses…
He has a point to prove after injury trouble, I’m sure he would relish the chance of playing week in week out, he could easily be one of the best in the championship if he is firing
— 𝐃𝐚𝐧 𝐋𝐨𝐰𝐞 (𝖡𝖺𝗋𝗆𝗒𝖡𝗅𝗎𝖾𝖻𝗂𝗋𝖽) (@BarmyBluebird94) January 27, 2020
Would be a good signing if he stays fit, but judging by the last few years, it’s a massive gamble!
— Michael Jones (@MikeyCCFC1969) January 27, 2020
I'm not sure he's the answer, but if we can keep him fit, maybe worth a punt on loan.
— Jim (@Jimdj1987) January 27, 2020
Please please be true
— Louis Rose🏴 (@louisccfc) January 27, 2020
I don’t care who it is get them signed ASAP we need new additions and it’s got the point I’ll take anyone
— Oliver Rees (@oliverCCFCrees) January 27, 2020
— Tim (@StringerT1m) January 27, 2020