Cardiff City transfer news as Chris Coleman delivers verdict on Gareth Bale at Bluebirds and provides update on Bristol City star

Here are your Cardiff City headlines for Sunday 15 May.

Coleman’s view of Bale in Cardiff

Gareth Bale’s former Wales manager Chris Coleman has cast doubt on the superstar’s potential move to Cardiff City, saying the Real Madrid striker is still ‘above’ the Championship.

Bale will leave Real Madrid at the end of the season but where he will end up next is still very uncertain. Cardiff is now the bookmakers’ favorite and is likely to be his next club, but his former club Tottenham as well as DC United in America and Newcastle United also continue to be popular.

The Bluebirds say they will be ‘willing listeners’ if Bale decides to come home, although it is clear any move would have to be anticipated by the Wales captain given the much lower salary that would be on offer . But a move to Cardiff may well appeal to him at this stage of his career and he is understood to be weighing the option.

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However, Coleman, who managed Bale for Wales between 2012 and 2017, believes the 32-year-old is still capable of competing at a higher level in the Championship.

“He’s a Cardiff lad and no disrespect to Cardiff, but they’re in the Championship and I think he’s above that,” he told the i. “But it will be up to Gareth, once he makes up his mind on something he won’t worry about what other people say about it.”

Also on Bale, Coleman had quite strong opinions with the Spanish media recently calling the player a ‘parasite’.

“He’s a superstar and it’s been 10 years, four Champions Leagues, 15 trophies with Real, the most decorated British player abroad. He’s such a strong character because he’s his own man” , he continued.

“He doesn’t do things because he thinks they are cause and effect. He does nothing to make people happy, he is his own man and an excellent professional, a family man who loves his football and would do anything for Wales. It was a pleasure to be with him.

“Strong and strong character – people say things about him around Real Madrid and I’ve never seen anything like that in him and spent a lot of time with him.

“It’s amazing what we’re throwing at him. If you’re going to give me a parasite that earns me four Champions Leagues…. It’s not a parasite. Four Champions Leagues – they would have paid double.

Bluebirds position on Wells

Striker Nahki Wells is not a player currently on Cardiff’s transfer radar, WalesOnline have learned.

Wells was certainly a hot topic in January, of course. Indeed, the player even admitted shortly after the winter window closed how close he was to sealing a late loan move in the Welsh capital before Bristol City blocked a transfer.

Our sister title Bristol Live reports that the Bermuda international is free to leave Robins this summer but claims the club want to claw back at least some money for him given he has a year left on his contract. at Ashton Gate. Reports elsewhere have suggested Bristol City are ready to cut their losses on the striker, who is reportedly on exorbitant wages, entirely and allow him to leave for free.

Cardiff boss Steve Morison has spoken of replacing some of the lost experience which we’re sure to see when the shortlist is released and someone with Wells’ record could pique City’s interest.

However, we’ve been told the 31-year-old isn’t a consideration for Cardiff this summer as things stand.

The goalkeeper targets the stars in the last game for the club

St Mirren goalkeeper Jak Alnwick starred in the goalless draw with Aberdeen in what is believed to be his last game for the Scottish club.

Alnwick has been a target for Cardiff for some time now, with the Bluebirds looking to replace Alex Smithies, and potentially youngster George Ratcliffe, when the goalkeeper’s contract expires.

And it looks like the former Newcastle United and Rangers shot-stopper is closing in on a move to Cardiff, we understand. The 28-year-old Englishman is out of contract with the Scottish Premiership club.

Alnwick were between the sticks against Aberdeen on Sunday and kept their fourth successive clean sheet for St Mirren, which is no small feat. He was awarded the Man of the Match gong, posting the highest score (8.3/10) of anyone on football statistics site WhoScored.

If this is his last game for St Mirren, after two years at the club, it’s not a bad way to bow out.

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