The press seem adamant that Steven Caulker will leave Cardiff at the end of the campaign if the Welsh side are plunged straight back into the Championship. That scenario is looking more likely after a 4-0 defeat to Sunderland at the weekend left the Bluebirds at the foot of the table and they must earn points in their remaining two games against Newcastle and Chelsea.
Caulker has been the stand out performer in a leaky defence that has seen the side let in 69 goals in this campaign – even more than ourselves – and it’s unlikely that the 22 year old, who retains England ambitions, will want to spend a season in English football’s second tier.
As a former Spurs player, a return to White Hart Lane may appeal but it would also be foolish to think we will be the only team lining up for Caulker’s signature. Liverpool have issues at the back amidst concerns over Daniel Agger’s form and manager Brendan Rodgers has first hand experience of the player from his loan spell at Swansea. The Reds can also offer Champions League football next year.
In hindsight, selling Steven Caulker was big mistake but will the player be tempted by a move back to Spurs or does his future lie elsewhere?