Cardiff City Sign Bellamy - It's True!
Cardiff City have apparently succeeded in our audacious bid to bring Wales captain Craig Bellamy on loan to the CCS after striking a deal with Manchester City for a loan spell.
It has been Bellamy himself who has driven the deal, pulling out all the stops to make this move a reality after being left out of Man City's 25-man squad for the coming season. Everton, Celtic, Bolton, Wolfsburg, Sunderland, Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur all made attempts to lure Bellamy to them - but failed.
Wages were a stumbling block, and of course we could not find anywhere close to his reported £90k per week salary. However, Craig offered to waive image rights, and Manchester City opted to recover some wages (to the tune of £20k per week) - rather than let him rot in the reserves, or join a rival club in the Premiership.
A press conference has been called for this afternoon to confirm the deal, and Bellamy has already been training with his new team-mates.
Bellamy is only 31, and had a superb season last year. If he can stay fit, there's no telling what carnage he can cause in the Championship and will add significantly to a squad already tipped to challenge for promotion.
Welcome home Craig !!