UK time is: 07:34:43
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Cardiff City Close To Helguson Deal ?

Cardiff City are in advanced negotiations with Icelandic striker Heidar Helguson with media reports that Mackay is keen on the QPR forward who previously spent time with Mackay during a loan spell with Watford.

The Bluebirds do have an flirtation with QPR strikers having shown strong interest in Jamie Mackie and Tommy Smith. Jay Bothroyd too could have been open to a return to South Wales but this option appear to be ruled out by City.

Helguson will turn 35 just days into this coming season, and is not going to offer pace, guile or too much in the way of subtlety up front. Nevertheless, he is hugely experienced and has good pedigree in the English league system.

Most importantly, Helguson would offer a 'plan B' - something we struggled with at times last season. Opponents who thwarted our usual style, nullified City's threat and all too often took points from us. With Miller, Earnshaw and Mason all shorter players in attacker - only the inexperienced Rudy Gestede offered height and aerial power. In Etien Velikonja, City have another who prefers to play on the shoulder so a more powerful option like Helguson could be of use.

Whether or not this deal is likely to go through - it is likely to split fans. Helguson is far from an inspirational and exciting signing, but he is undoubtedly effective at his own game and would bring something different.

Malky is still chasing a defender, striker and attacking midfield option.




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:Thursday August 2 2012

Time: 8:48AM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Cardiff City Articles

TC Heading Back To France? (Friday August 1 2014)

New Then Exit For Mason (Thursday July 31 2014)

Squad List Includes Medel (Thursday July 31 2014)

Brayford Set For League Debut (Tuesday July 29 2014)

Jones Part Of Ole's Plans (Tuesday July 29 2014)

Jo Inge Berget Signs For Celtic (Monday July 28 2014)

Yeovil 1-4 Cardiff (Monday July 28 2014)

Defender Deal Unlikely (Sunday July 27 2014)

Campbell Completes Palace Move (Friday July 25 2014)

Archived Cardiff City 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

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
5. Bournemouth 0 0 0 0 0 0
6. Brentford 0 0 0 0 0 0
7. Brighton 0 0 0 0 0 0
8. Cardiff 0 0 0 0 0 0
9. Charlton 0 0 0 0 0 0
10. Derby County 0 0 0 0 0 0
11. Forest 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

Stephen Crainey Joins Fleetwood On One Year Deal
Wigan : 01/08/2014 22:18:00
LUFC Not looking good for Paddy Kenny
Leeds Utd : 01/08/2014 20:43:00
Winger agrees Boro deal
Middlesbrough : 01/08/2014 19:39:00
Benedicic to sign but Viviani looking elsewhere
Leeds Utd : 01/08/2014 19:00:00
LUFC Striker fit to face old club
Leeds Utd : 01/08/2014 17:18:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Chelsea MotM
Suggested By:  Whitts
Marshall 37%
Fabio 4%
John 2%
Mutch 0%
Caulker 13%
Turner 4%
Daehli 26%
Whittingham 4%
Campbell 0%
Gunnarsson 2%
Bellamy 2%
Sub - Cowie 2%
Sub - Healey 2%
Sub - James 2%