UK time is: 05:16:41
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Cardiff Star Signs Bumper New Deal

Cardiff City's prolific striker Michael Chopra will today complete the paperwork on a new contract which will work out well for both parties.

After Chopra passed the 20 goal mark during the 4-1 win over Preston North End, he was entitle to a new improved contract under the terms of his current deal. Talks between the club and the players agent are now over and Chopra will sign a much improved contract tying him in to the club until 2011.

The contract includes a special clause giving the club more flexibility to reject offers below that value, believed to be around the 5 million mark. That figure is a staggering fee for a player who cost Cardiff City less than half a million less than a year ago, representing over a 10-fold profit.

Chopra's willingness to sign such a deal, indicated his commitment to the club after he was misinterpreted during a radio interview where it was suggester he would leave Cardiff City if they failed to gain promotion this year.


Cardiff City Chairman Peter Ridsdale was understandably delighted with Chopra's decision to commit:

'Irrespective of the clause in the contract, which would give us a lot of money if he did go, I'm hopeful that Michael sees out this contract and during that time he plays in the Premiership with Cardiff.'


'I still expect that there will be interest in Michael in the summer, but that can only be good news because it shows that we have players other clubs want.'




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 April 4 2007

Time: 12:31PM

Your Comments

He could still ask to leave just as soon as anyone makes an offer for him
Aderyn las
Could it not be a : I'm available for 5mil - come and get me?!?
Geraint
Better price than for Earnshaw, and what DJ could do with 5mill is scary!
Bonesy
Wasnt so long ago - we were a selling club and probably would had to accept a 2m bid if it came in
bluebirdshroom
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Cardiff City Articles

Defender Deal Unlikely (Sunday July 27 2014)

Campbell Completes Palace Move (Friday July 25 2014)

10m Medel Offer From Galatasaray (Wednesday July 23 2014)

Medel Inching Towards Cardiff Exit (Wednesday July 23 2014)

FK Amkar Perm 3-0 Cardiff (Tuesday July 22 2014)

Caulker Departs For QPR (Tuesday July 22 2014)

Third Tour Match Details Change (Monday July 21 2014)

Ole Delighted With Day's Efforts (Saturday July 19 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

Kidderminster 0 - 3 Birmingham City
Birmingham : 27/07/2014 22:32:00
Owls share spoils in Rovers friendly
Sheff Wed : 27/07/2014 20:21:00
LUFC Leeds Summer Transfer Rumours - Week Eleven
Leeds Utd : 27/07/2014 19:13:00
The Championship 2014/15 - Brentford
Reading : 27/07/2014 18:23:00
Latics Put On Open Training Session For Fans
Wigan : 27/07/2014 17:42:00

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%