Championship side Cardiff City are set to shed more players this summer as they prepare to sign more players during the transfer window, after the Football League lifted their transfer embargo.
Cardiff City coach, Paul Trollope is ready to lead the charge for new players that will help reinvigorate the club ahead of the coming season. The plan would mean the shedding of current players.
Trollope is a major player of the Chris Coleman’s backroom team at the Euro 2016 ongoing in France is believed to have prepared a shortlist of three quality newcomers for the 2016/2017 campaign. The Bluebirds would be targeting a striker that can consistently find the back of the net, making the current crop of strikers including Federico Macheda who just returned to the club from Nottingham forest to be likely axed during the summer.
The club believes the team can challenge for promotion next season with the current players if the necessary additions can be made. Trollope believes the squad’s defence is on point and the goal keeper in David Marshall is decent enough for them. The club owner says he is not comfortable with players on the club’s pay that are not worthy of look in when the manager wants to select, so he wants Trollope to cut back on the players’ list.
The club already cut some players with Ben Turner being the highest profile casualty. Other included 28-year old centre half Joe Lewis. Trollope is still on the look-out for top strikers and he has let striker Kenwyne Jones and Filip Kiss go. Slovenian striker Etien Velikonja who arrived at the club in July 2012 from NK Maribor in his home country was also cut off. Other development players were cut loose too. Cardiff city would be expected to make a real push at qualification after all the changes