After Cardiff City’s relegation back to the second tier of English football, Neil Warnock will be aiming to bounce straight back to the Championship at the first attempt, in what might be one of the manager’s last seasons in football.
Cardiff have made three signings so far this summer, including goalkeeper Joe Day, centre back Curtis Nelson and midfielder Will Vaulks, who signed from Rotherham United. However, the club might not be done in the summer transfer market just yet.
According to reports from the Mirror (11/07, 14:21), the Bluebirds are currently considering making a move for 35-year-old experienced Brighton forward Glenn Murray, who impressed fans in the Premier League last season with his performances.
The striker has consistently performed well in English football for a number of years now for a list of clubs including: Brighton and Hove Albion (in several spells), Crystal Palace, Reading and AFC Bournemouth.
Murray would be quite a valuable signing for the Welsh club. However, not every player at Cardiff City will benefit from this potential signing.
Here’s one winner and one possible loser from this Glenn Murray deal if Cardiff City manage to get it done and dusted.
Winner: Junior Hoilett
Just like Murray, Hoilett has a vast amount of experience in the English leagues, which was very useful in the 2017/18 season when he helped Cardiff City to 2nd place and promotion to the Premier League.
The Canadian joined City after his contract with Queens Park Rangers expired in the summer of 2016. It has turned out to be a very good signing for the Welsh side, who will be looking to the 29-year-old to perform well again in the 2019/20 season.
Glenn Murray is known for his great goalscoring ability and getting himself in the box. Murray’s arrival could be very beneficial for Hoilett in terms of improving his assists tally and the pair could form a formidable duo in the Championship.
Neil Warnock is known for his direct style of play, so long crosses could suit Murray, who’s very useful in the air. His goals could be vital in determining the success of Cardiff City’s season, who will look to get back to the Premier League at the first attempt.
Loser: Omar Bogle
After his fantastic form for Grimsby Town at the start of the 2016/17 season, Wigan Athletic made the move to sign Bogle, who came to the Lancashire side looking to set the Championship alight.
After just over six months at Wigan, he signed for fellow Championship side Cardiff City. However, his time in Wales hasn’t been very successful and has been on loan spells at Peterborough United, Birmingham City and Portsmouth since.
With the signing of Glenn Murray to add depth to the attack which includes: Kenneth Zahore, Gary Madine, Danny Ward and Bobby Reid, who can also play there, it’s going to be nearly impossible for Bogle to get back in to the Cardiff City first team.
He might be one of the players who leaves Cardiff City if this deal for Glenn Murray does get finalised. Football fans around the country will be hoping he can fulfil the potential he showed a Grimsby Town.