Here are your Cardiff City transfer headlines for Sunday, July 25.
Harry Wilson seals move to Fulham from Liverpool
Harry Wilson has completed a move from Liverpool to Fulham in a deal believed to be worth £12m.
The Wales international spent all of last season on loan at Cardiff City and scored seven goals and provided 12 assists throughout the course of the campaign.
Cardiff had expressed an interest in taking him back on loan, but it was always thought that he would sign permanently elsewhere this summer.
And Fulham have won the race for the 24-year-old’s signature, signing a long-term deal which will keep him at the club until 2026.
Wilson spoke of his desire to get Fulham back up to the Premier League and revealed that what manager Marco Silva had to say during a phone call with him was a “massive” factor in his decision to join the Cottagers.
“I’m delighted to sign for Fulham,” Wilson said.
“The ambition of the club to get back into the Premier League appealed to me as that’s where we all want to be.
“From my first chat with the gaffer on the phone, I loved what he was saying and felt that he understood me as a player, and that played a massive role in me coming here.
“The ambition of the club to get back into the Premier League appealed to me as that’s where we all want to be. I’m hoping I can come here, have a good season and help get the club back into the Premier League.”
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Neil Warnock admits Middlesbrough in for Cardiff City defender
Neil Warnock has confirmed that Middlesbrough are interested in signing Ciaron Brown from Cardiff City.
The Bluebirds were said to have received an offer from Boro for the defender this week, however they rebuffed the Teesside outfit’s first advances.
But Warnock has now addressed Boro’s interest in the Northern Ireland international.
When asked about reports linking Boro to the 23-year-old, Warnock told our sister title TeessideLive : “We are looking for another left-sided player and he is one of three lads that we’re looking at at the minute [the others being in other positions].
“We’re a bit short on that left side and I think you’re asking a bit too much of Pelts [Lee Peltier].
“He can do the right and the centre, but you’re asking a bit much of him to be on the left too.
“It’s nice to have a natural left-footer and you saw tonight we’re short in that area.”
Brown enjoyed a solid run in the side after Mick McCarthy recalled him from his loan up at Livingston back in January, but is likely still behind Aden Flint, Sean Morrison and Curtis Nelson in the pecking order – while Mark McGuinness has been signed from Arsenal, too.
Sol Bamba reveals Boro talks
Sol Bamba has revealed he has held discussions over joining Middlesbrough.
The defender was released by Cardiff City this summer and has since linked up with Neil Warnock up at Boro, training with the squad and even turning out for the under-23s against Redcar Athletic in the week.
There have been murmurings that a permanent contract had been discussed and the 36-year-old confirmed those talks had taken place.
“If I said to you it hasn’t been discussed I’d be lying and I’m not a liar,” Bamba told TeessideLive.
“We’re just waiting to see and taking one step at a time. The gaffer knows me, I know him. He knows I’ll get as fit as I can and I’ll help him, and he knows I can do a job. But first and foremost I have to feel right and get fit. We’ll see what happens.”
It was something of a surprise to many that Bamba was let go. Many thought a deal could be struck which found a happy medium between his time on the pitch and on the coaching beat with the academy.
Alas, no deal was met, with the player unlikely to get any game time under Mick McCarthy, but Bamba remains adamant he wants to play for another year.
Bamba added: “It’s been well documented I said I wanted to do another year, but I won’t do it if I don’t feel OK and I won’t do it for the sake of it. I want to do it right.
“Right now, I feel good. That’s the most important thing. At the minute I’m just training, we’ll see how my fitness is. If I get another opportunity to do another year I will do it, if not I will go straight into coaching. I’m doing my badges. If I have to stop I will stop and start my journey as a future manager.”