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Cardiff City Will Take 8m For Ledley

Cardiff City have rejected West Ham United out of hand after a 5m bid for Joe Ledley and fired a stark warning to his many other suitors by slapping a heft 8m price tag on the Welsh midfielder.


At 22, there are few players in the game with as much Championship and International experience as Ledley and he has hardly missed a game for the Bluebirds in several seasons becoming a hugely important and consistent player for us.


Everton, Fulham, Wigan Athletic, Tottenham Hostpur and Arsenal are other clubs linked with Ledley and from those - none seem likely to part with 8m. In reality - we may accept a lesser offer but it seems Ridsdale is not in the mood for a cut-price sale.


The likes of Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey, Fabien Delph, Theo Walcott are all exciting young players but none can boast a CV like Ledley's. Gabbidon, Collins, Earnshaw, Kavanagh, Chopra, Jerome have all played in the Premiership since leaving the Bluebirds - Joe can match any of them and any transfer fee should represent that.


8m seems to me a 'hands-off' statement. We can only wait and see but there's no way a 5m offer for any of our players could have been rejected prior to this season. Stoke City saw 6m turned down, West Ham likewise. Ledley is a Bluebird.





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Writer: Bluebirdshroom Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday January 22 2009

Time: 9:25PM

Your Comments

fair price.
bluebirdlewis
I agree - and well done, Peter Ridsdale, for signalling 'keep off' .. let's hope Joe stays and helps us up to the Premiership .. 8m is a fair price when you look at what other players are moving for in these crazy-money days - if Man City wanted Joe we should be going over 10m!!!
gtsutton
hes a quality player and thats why moyes has been watchin him for years unfortnately for moyes he doesn't have the funds to pay otherwise i reckon he would. which would be guttin as i want to see joe stay and help us get to the premiership. but as everyone is aware joe won't sign a new contract therefore in the summer we should cash in on him! he'll still be worth 5m in the summer so we should keep him til then as ridsdales 8m tag suggests we might just do that! BLUEBIRDS
smakerzthebluebird
 

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