Vital Football

Latest Cardiff City News

Cardiff City chasing Cat's striker

Cardiff City chasing Cat's striker

Jon Stead has emerged as a top target for Cardiff City after they are seemingly out of the race to sign prolific Luton Town striker Rowan Vine. Birmingham and West Brom have become the frontrunners to sign Vine with Cardiff unable to meet the asking fee which has risen to over £3million, well above City's £400k opening offer.

Dave Jones has now turned his attention to other players with Sunderland's Jon Stead a suitable candidate. Manager Roy Keane is looking to bring fresh blood into a new look, gritty Sunderland team and has told Stead he is free to seek another club. The 23 year old started out at Huddersfield Town before moving to the Premiership with Blackburn, he cost Sunderland £1.8m but will be offloaded for far less than that.

After failing to impact at Sunderland, Stead helped Derby in their promotion push with some solid performances but the permanent deal fell through and Cardiff are set to pounce.

Stead's agent confirmed Cardiff's interest:

'Cardiff have put a bid in for Jon, but that's all I can say at the moment.'


The offer is thought to be acceptable to Keane and Stead is in negotioations over personal terms. Fellow Sunderland player Graham Kavanagh enjoyed a fantastic relationship with Cardiff and its supporters and is sure to speak highly of the club to his teammate.

Stead has 35 league goals in 123 starts at various levels in the English leagues.


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

Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Thursday January 11 2007
Time: 11:12AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Cardiff City Articles

Stats: Rotherham v Cardiff

All the stats from Rotherham (1) vs (2) Cardiff, New York Stadium, 24/9/16 Att: 8,348

Vital Pre-Match - Rotherham v Cardiff

Cardiff's poor start to the season under Trollope continued with Leeds going away from the Cardiff City Stadium with a two-nil win. A match at Rotherham comes tomorrow.

Pilkington Named In Republic Squad

Having earned a point away to Serbia in the Republic of Ireland's first Group D game last international window, Martin O'Neill has now named his squad for the World Cup qualifiers...

Trollope Desperate To Make Fans Proud

Head coach Paul Trollope has once again thanked the fans for the support he's been given since taking on the job, but he knows that the team can't keep losing...

Archived Vital Cardiff Articles

Vital Cardiff articles from

Site Journalists

Whittingham's Left Peg
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Rotherham MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Amos0%
Peltier0%
Morrison0%
Connolly0%
Richards0%
O'Keefe0%
Noone0%
Immers0%
Whittingham0%
Ralls0%
Lambert0%
Sub - Harris0%
Sub - Ecuele Manga0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Norwich 9 6 2 1 20 6
2 Huddersfield 9 6 1 2 19 4
3 Brighton 9 5 2 2 17 6
4 Reading 9 5 2 2 17 0
5 Newcastle 9 5 1 3 16 10
6 Birmingham 9 4 4 1 16 4
7 Barnsley 9 5 0 4 15 6
8 Wolves 9 4 3 2 15 3
9 Brentford 9 4 2 3 14 6
10 Bristol City 9 4 2 3 14 5
11 Sheff Wed 9 4 2 3 14 -1
12 Leeds Utd 9 4 1 4 13 -1
13 Fulham 9 3 4 2 13 -2
14 Ipswich 9 3 3 3 12 0
15 Forest 9 3 2 4 11 -2
16 Q.P.R. 9 3 2 4 11 -4
17 Aston Villa 9 1 6 2 9 0
18 Burton 9 2 3 4 9 -2
19 Preston 9 3 0 6 9 -4
20 Blackburn 9 2 2 5 8 -6
21 Cardiff 9 2 2 5 8 -7
22 Derby County 9 1 3 5 6 -6
23 Rotherham 9 1 3 5 6 -12
24 Wigan 9 1 2 6 5 -3
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Cardiff City Results (view all)

Cardiff City Fixtures (view all)

Sep 27 2016 7:45PM : Derby County (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 1 2016 3:00PM : Burton Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 14 2016 7:45PM : Bristol City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 19 2016 7:45PM : Sheffield Wednesday (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 22 2016 5:30PM : Nottingham Forest (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 29 2016 3:00PM : Wigan Athletic (H)
Sky Bet Championship