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5 Players Cardiff City Should Target for Transfer

5 Players Cardiff City Should Target for Transfer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Cardiff City Manager
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Cardiff City manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has the task of getting the club promoted back to the Premier League following relegation last term. The Norwegian has built a very capable squad of returning at the first time of asking, but he could do with a couple more additions to really stamp his authority.

5. Joey Barton

Joey Barton Queens Park Rangers
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5. Joey Barton

Joey Barton Queens Park Rangers
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Cardiff lacked a bit of steel in the midfield area last season. Gary Medel was the only "hard man" the Bluebirds had in their team last year. Medel has now moved on to Inter Milan, leaving a void left to fill in the middle of Cardiff's midfield. Cardiff have signed Kagisho Dikgacoi from Crystal Palace, but a player with the grit and determination like Joey Barton would be a real coup for Solskjaer's men and may be exactly what they need.

4. Lee Cattermole

Lee Cattermole Sunderland
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4. Lee Cattermole

Lee Cattermole Sunderland
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Lee Cattermole is another player with similar credentials as Joey Barton. He's a player who would give Cardiff that edge in midfield. Cattermole was an unwanted man when Paulo DiCanio was Sunderland boss, but Gus Poyet seems to favor the 26-year-old. It may be a tall order for Cardiff to get Cattermole, but it would show a real signal of intent to their Championship rivals.

3. Michael Keane

Michael Keane Manchester United
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3. Michael Keane

Michael Keane Manchester United
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Michael Keane was a target all summer for Solskjaer's Bluebirds. Keane, who made his first Premier League appearance on the weekend by coming on as a sub against Sunderland, would add pressure on the Cardiff defense to keep up their form. The recent arrival of Sean Morrison from Reading may scupper this deal, but Keane would provide good backup for Cardiff and could be a good move for all involved.

2. Lee Chung-Yong

Lee Chung-Yong Bolton Wanderers
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2. Lee Chung-Yong

Lee Chung-Yong Bolton Wanderers
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Lee Chung-Yong is an exciting attacking midfielder who can also chip in with a goal or two. Lee had a good World Cup with South Korea and would team up with his international colleague, Kim Bo-Kyung. The South Korean, who was subject to £7m interest from Wigan a couple of seasons ago, would provide good competition in midfield, and with Craig Noone out injured, he'd be a good replacement.

1. Wilfried Zaha

Wilfried Zaha Manchester United
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1. Wilfried Zaha

Wilfried Zaha Manchester United
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The winger may have had a bad experience with Cardiff last time around, but he has unfinished business with the Welsh club. Zaha spent the back end of last season on loan with the Bluebirds. It looks like Zaha wont have a future with Manchester United and would surely thrive back in the Championship. The question is, would he want to drop down and would Solskjaer want to give him a second chance?