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.



  1. I really like Caulker and think this could be a potentially massive loss for the future. Dawson and Kaboul are constantly injured, Gallas is gone (thankfully) and Jan is hurt to start the year already. I don’t like the thought of losing a guy of his youth and quality for what seems to be so little.

  2. I’m a Swansea Jack, and I have to admit Steven Caulker was a great young player to have on board for the short time we had the pleasure of his company. Steven loves being at Spurs and I think it would be a mistake if they let him go. However should he go then one of the top clubs he would be most suitable for them and for him. No disrespect to Cardiff and I wish them will but players who have played at Swansea and gone elsewhere understand the rivalry between the clubs. I would say the same goes for some players who played for Cardiff and probably any of the teams where derby’s are involved!? Steve’s a great player and we would love to see him back in the Swansea City shirt. Who knows what the future holds?


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