Date:Monday July 7 2008
Cardiff City defender Glenn Loovens has not signed the three year contract he was offered by the club and is instead holding out for a move to the Premiership.
The Dutch defender, long-time friends with Arsenal star Robin van Persie, has impressed while with the Bluebirds and caught the eye of many. His and Johnson's sentral defensive partnership was the foundation for all our best football last season and he would be a big loss.
With only a year to go on his current deal, it is known that two Championship clubs, including Coventry City, have tabled £1m offers for the defender. These have been rejected and is seems certain Loovens would not leave for another club in the same division.
However, he has high ambitions and is desperate to play in the Premiership, in fairness he is probably good enough and adapted to British football without any trouble. If he were to leave, City could expect a fee in the region of £2.5m which would have to be re-invested in another defender.
Personally, I'd rather offer Glenn an improved wage on a 2 year deal and re-assess at the end of next season. Hopefully, the new stadium and continued improvement on the field could persuade him to stay and maybe we could even offer him Premiership football....
For a review of Loovens' season, go to squad review 2007-08 under club menu at the top of your page. Alternatively, click here.
Join Vital Bluebirds
To visit the message board, click here.
This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Bluebirds.
Date:Monday July 7 2008
Passion Was Called For, And They Showed It (Sunday September 21 2014)
Cardiff Linked With Slade? (Sunday September 21 2014)
Vital Report: Derby 2 Cardiff 2 (Sunday September 21 2014)
Stats: Derby v Cardiff (Saturday September 20 2014)
Caretaker Duo Call For Confidence (Friday September 19 2014)
Colchester Chance For Healey (Friday September 19 2014)
Vital Preview: Derby v Cardiff (Friday September 19 2014)
Experienced Leader And A Settled Side (Friday September 19 2014)
Ole Resigns Position (Thursday September 18 2014)
Ole On His Way? (Wednesday September 17 2014)
|Big Game Preview - Latics v Ipswich Town
» Wigan : 22/09/2014 11:51:00
|Brentford Players Analysis v Boro
» Brentford : 22/09/2014 10:10:00
|Jackett pleased by Bolton win
» Wolves : 22/09/2014 10:00:00
|Gaffer addresses penalty decision taking situation
» Reading : 22/09/2014 10:00:00
|Fulham Winless in Eight
» Birmingham : 22/09/2014 09:53:00