UK time is: 00:56:35
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Cardiff's Loovens Linked With Rangers Switch

Just what Cardiff City fans didn't want to hear - interest in Dutch central defender Glenn Loovens. The ex-Feyenoord centre-back has stalled on signing a new deal at the club, instead holding out for a potential move to the Premiership.


No confirmed interest had yet been registed, but Glasgow Rangers boss Walter Smith has put Loovens on his wanted list after giant ex-QPR rock Danny Shittu's move fell through.


Although not the Premiership, Loovens could well be tempted to move to Ibrox with the prospect of European football an enticing one and from where he would be better placed to earn a place in the Dutch National side.


A Ranger's move for Loovens could mean a swap deal for Bluebirds target Kris Boyd. The club turned down our offers earlier in the close season but may not be willing to let Boyd leave - in order to persuade us to part with Loovens.


Loovens and Johnson, signed for a combined fee of 550k, have been outstanding signings for Cardiff City - perhaps two of the best in a decade and last season formed a commanding and stingy defensive partnership. Although desperate to keep that unit intact, a striker is the priority and Jones/Ridsdale may well look into the swap deal.


Is Loovens worth sacrificing for Boyd? Is it time to cash in on a player who does not see his future with CCFC ?





Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Bluebirdshroom Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday July 16 2008

Time: 9:32AM

Your Comments

No, he is not worth sacrificing. As you said, his combination in centre defence with Johnson is arguabally the best we've had in a decade - and for that point alone, must stay at all costs. Nobody is denying that we need a striker or two, but to swap one of our best players, and distrupt our best combination, and our only advantage over other teams for the sake of a striker who clearly doesn' want to come here in the first place, would be suicide.
ozbluebird
must stay at all costs? But he wants to leave - and can leave for NOTHING next season.....
bluebirdshroom
like rats leaving a sinking ship and im loving it
taylor2078
He'll sign a new contract with us before the season kicks off. Wishful thinking maybe..
ozbluebird
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

We Need Mutch Belief, Not Fear (Thursday April 24 2014)

Could Six Points Be Enough? (Wednesday April 23 2014)

Five More Points Targeted By Ole (Tuesday April 22 2014)

Vital Report: Cardiff 1 Stoke 1 (Sunday April 20 2014)

Ole - Soft Penalty Galvanised Us (Saturday April 19 2014)

Stats: Cardiff v Stoke (Saturday April 19 2014)

Vital Preview: Cardiff v Stoke (Friday April 18 2014)

Palacegate Saga Continues (Thursday April 17 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Cardiff Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Cardiff 1 - 1 Stoke
Southampton 0 - 1 Cardiff
Cardiff 0 - 3 Crystal Palace
WBA 3 - 3 Cardiff
Cardiff 3 - 6 Liverpool
Everton 2 - 1 Cardiff

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Hull City 34 10 6 18 -9 36
15. Aston Villa 34 9 8 17 -14 35
16. WBA 34 6 15 13 -13 33
17. Norwich 35 8 8 19 -28 32
18. Cardiff 35 7 9 19 -34 30
19. Fulham 35 9 3 23 -42 30
20. Sunderland 34 7 8 19 -24 29

Breaking League News

Michu Set To Miss Aston Villa Game
Swansea : 24/04/2014 22:58:00
Mel Not Phased By The Pressure
WBA : 24/04/2014 21:16:00
West Ham Injury News For Albion
WBA : 24/04/2014 21:10:00
Jedinak - We Won't Relax Off
Crystal Palace : 24/04/2014 20:56:00
Pulis Now Looking To The Future
Crystal Palace : 24/04/2014 20:51:00
We Need Mutch Belief, Not Fear
Cardiff : 24/04/2014 20:26:00
Lambert Confirms What You All Thought About Me
Aston Villa : 24/04/2014 20:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Stoke MotM
Suggested By:  Whitts
Marshall 72%
Theophile-Catherine 0%
Fabio 0%
Medel 0%
Caulker 0%
Cala 0%
Kim 0%
Mutch 0%
Campbell 0%
Whittingham 0%
Daehli 14%
Sub - Zaha 0%
Sub - Jones 14%
Sub - John 0%