X

Monday 22
July

Cardiff City

Cardiff linked with ambitious move for Sociedad striker

24th April 2019, 19:20 by Tom McGarry

Cardiff are lining up a club-record move for Real Sociedad forward Willian Jose should they preserve their Premier League status.

The Bluebirds are in danger of suffering an immediate return to the Championship as they are three points adrift of safety heading into the final three games of the campaign.

A lack of goals has been a major problem for Neil Warnock's side throughout the season, as only bottom-placed Huddersfield have found the back of the net fewer times than their total of 30.

That means a new striker will be a top priority for Cardiff should they perform the great escape and reports are now suggesting they are lining up an ambitious move for Brazilian Willian Jose.

The 27-year-old boasts an impressive record since joining Sociedad in 2016, as he has scored 37 La Liga goals over the last three years, including 10 this season.

Fulham were previously credited with an interest in the former Real Madrid player, but they were put off by Sociedad's reported £45million valuation.

It is unlikely that Cardiff will be willing to pay that fee either, as it would triple their transfer record, but the Bluebirds may be in a position to negotiate if they do preserve their top-flight status.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom McGarry completed his sports journalist degree in 2011,and has since has become an integral part of the editorial and audio team. He is passionate about all things sport, particularly football, and is a lifelong supporter of his hometown club Carlisle United.

More Cardiff City

Cardiff City

Injury-hit skipper agrees new deal terms

13th July 2019, 11:50

Cardiff captain Souleymane Bamba has agreed terms 'in principle' over a fresh deal after his agent held positive talks with the club.

Cardiff City

Ralls eager to get going

3rd July 2019, 13:49

Cardiff City midfielder Joe Ralls says it is great to be back from injury as he prepares for the new season.

Recent Sport Headlines

Manchester United

Reds turn down PSG Pogba swap offer

22nd July 2019, 05:32

Manchester United have rejected an offer from Paris Saint-Germain to swap Neymar for Reds midfielder Paul Pogba, reports claim.

Liverpool

10-man Sevilla beat Liverpool

22nd July 2019, 05:16

Jurgen Klopp refused to be downbeat after watching his Liverpool side lose 2-1 against Sevilla at Fenway Park on Sunday.

Liverpool

Reds boss reveals Mane return date

22nd July 2019, 04:50

Jurgen Klopp says Sadio Mane will only link up with the rest of the Liverpool squad after the Community Shield clash next month.

Chelsea

Chelsea duo linked with Swansea

22nd July 2019, 04:50

Chelsea duo Jake Clarke-Salter and Kasey Palmer are set to head out on loan with Swansea keen to do a double deal.

Arsenal

Real ace on Gunners radar

22nd July 2019, 04:49

Arsenal hope to snap up Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos before the transfer window closes, reports have claimed.

Newcastle United

Magpies target Deepdale ace

22nd July 2019, 03:54

Preston North End defender Ben Davies is said to be a target for Newcastle boss Steve Bruce as he lines up his first signing.

Bournemouth

Cherries cash in on striker

22nd July 2019, 03:42

Lys Mousset has finally completed his move to Sheffield United, boosting Bournemouth's coffers by £10million in the process.

Juventus

Juve boss cool after Spurs loss

22nd July 2019, 03:27

Maurizio Sarri refused to be downbeat after watching his Juventus side lose 3-2 to Tottenham in the International Champions Cup.