Cardiff City are interested in signing Stoke City forward Lee Gregory this month, according to reports from the Daily Mail.
The Potters are expected to reshape their squad under Michael O’Neill this month as they look to steer well away from the relegation zone, and it is claimed that Gregory could be on his way out already.
The 31-year-old signed for Stoke in the summer, arriving on a free transfer from Millwall after scoring 77 goals in over 230 appearances for the London club.
But the striker has endured a difficult spell at the bet365 Stadium, finding the net just four times in a total of 24 appearances for the Staffordshire outfit.
Sam Vokes and Tyrese Campbell have been O’Neill’s preferred attacking options since being appointed, therefore a move away for Gregory could be likely.
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It is claimed that Cardiff – and Gregory’s former boss Neil Harris – are interested in landing the striker, as they look to push towards a play-off finish this term.
The Bluebirds sit 13th in the Sky Bet Championship table, whereas Stoke sit 21st after a dismal campaign to date.
I think that Gregory could be a really shrewd addition for Cardiff if he leaves Stoke this month.
The Bluebirds lack that proven goalscorer up top, with Danny Ward currently their joint-leading goalscorer with five strikes to his name – that isn’t enough if you wish to win promotion or push for the play-off.
Bringing in a player who he knows like the back of his hands could be a really smart move by Harris, and a move could well be likely this month.