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Opinion: Cardiff City will need experienced firepower to complete youth project

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Cardiff City are keen on securing the signing of Kion Etete from Tottenham Hotspur in what could be a very exciting move for all parties.

The Spurs forward hasn’t quite had the same expectation around him as other prospects coming through the north London club.

But he has a unique profile and has shown he could be quite a capable Championship level striker through his stints on loan with Northampton Town and Cheltenham Town.

He scored six goals across 30 league games last season, which isn’t a compelling strike return and is an area of his game that will need to significantly improve to make it into Steve Morison’s side on a consistent basis.

This is why it is likely that the Bluebirds will need a more experienced player to lead the line in the immediate future.

While the club have done extremely well to reduce the age and wage bill of the current squad this summer, there is still room for one or two more experienced players.

If they can bring in the right name, then the increased wages could prove their weight in gold given the leadership skills that could be brought to the table.

A name such as Lewis Grabban is an obvious one given he is still a free agent.

But more bluntly, anyone who has proven they can score more than 10 goals in a season would be a huge boost to the team’s chances of being competitive this season.

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Where did Cardiff City finish last season?

Since the departure of Kieffer Moore last January, no one has really taken on the mantle up front.

Aden Flint was the team’s top scorer in the Championship last season, with a grand total of six.

Having a defender top the score sheets in a team is never a good sign, and he isn’t even at the club anymore.

Moore finished the campaign second on the goal scoring charts with five and he signed for Bournemouth midway through the season.

As good as the rest of the team may be, and as exciting as the overall project under Morison now looks, without a proven goal scorer Cardiff will struggle to get results regularly.


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