It’s something of a surprise to check the press this morning and to see Cardiff heavily linked with a move for our 21 year old England International centre back Steven Caulker. Steven made his breakthrough into the Spurs squad last season after a successful loan spell at Swansea so if anyone was to be linked, a Welsh Premier League team might have been the obvious choice.
However, there are fresh reports of a possible approach from Liverpool for the same player. Brendon Rodgers was in charge of the Swans when Caulker played at the Liberty Stadium and an identical story broke last summer just before it was swamped when Harry Redknapp’s departure was confirmed.
Meanwhile, Cardiff boss Malky Mackay has admitted that his side are desperate for new faces but stopped short of mentioning Caulker by name.
“We’ve been linked to a few players,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on Talksport. “We’re looking to bring people in across every department. We’ll work to the last day.
“You’re trying to convince players to come to a club that’s just been promoted. You need to keep your standard high and look for the best players you can.”
Caulker played 28 times for Spurs last season – scoring twice – and he also scored on his debut for England’s full international side. He was never a first choice but this report still comes as a shock.