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“It’s something that would make sense” – Cardiff City make transfer decision on 2021 signing: The verdict

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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 are set to listen to offers made for striker James Collins when the transfer window, as per Football Insider.

The Football Insider report states that the club are preparing to sign a new centre-forward in the summer transfer window, and thus, are willing to listen to offers for Collins.

James Collins joined Cardiff City last summer on a two year deal, and went on to make 29 Championship appearances during his first campaign in the Welsh capital.

Only 13 of these came as a starter, though, and the 31-year-old managed just three league goals.

With reports of Collins potentially being let go, we asked three of our writers here at FLW for their verdict on the news.

Alfie Burns

It’s something that would make sense.

Collins has struggled to settle at Cardiff and the change in manager hasn’t helped him either.

He was brought in as McCarthy’s signing and then hasn’t really had much of a look-in under Morison.

Cardiff’s FLW fan pundit admitted to us recently that they felt Collins had been one of the major disappointments of this season.

When that kind of thing is being said, it’s a long way back.

So, it makes sense to look to move the striker on and mark it as a roll of the dice that didn’t pay off.

Collins still has a lot to give at the EFL, it just makes sense for him to search for that fresh opportunity now rather than in another 12 months when his contract expires.

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George Dagless

I thought it was a decent enough signing when it went through at the time but if the club thinks now that it isn’t really working then perhaps it is for the best for all involved that he moves on.

I think Collins is a decent striker at Sky Bet Championship level and I am sure there are plenty of clubs that will be wanting to take a closer look at him and weigh up an offer if Cardiff are willing to sell.

I think with this being the first summer window with Steve Morison in charge he obviously wants to get his own stamp made on things and if that means he does not see a future for Collins then that is the way it goes.

I am sure there are plenty of clubs he could go to where he can still be a success, though.

Carla Devine

Cardiff would be right to let James Collins go this season should they receive offers for him as this season he hasn’t done as well as Cardiff would’ve hoped.

In 26 appearances, the striker has scored just three goals and on top of that hasn’t provided any assists either, showing he hasn’t offered much to the attacking efforts of his side.

Furthermore, at the age of 31 he is likely coming towards the end of his career and therefore Cardiff may favour looking at some younger options.

Since the player has just one year left on his contract, Cardiff would do well if they could get a fee for the player now.


BJTC accredited MA Multimedia Journalism graduate. Freelance Football Writer for FLW.

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