Neil Warnock will aim to strengthen his squad during the January transfer window to boost his side’s hope of Premier League survival.
The Bluebirds earned automatic promotion after finishing second in the Championship table last season. The 70-year-old has been forced to work with limited resources thus far, but Cardiff remain two points above the relegation zone after 15 games. The January transfer window gives Warnock the opportunity to bolster his ranks and improve his side’s chances of survival.
Cardiff splashed out to sign Bristol City forward, Bobby Reid, during the summer but the forward has so far failed to replicate his goalscoring exploits in the Premier League. Calum Paterson currently leads the goalscoring charts with just three strikes – signing a regular goalscorer will be a priority for the club in the New Year.
One man who should be on Warnock’s shortlist is Liverpool outcast – Dominic Solanke. Valued at £9m by Transfermarkt, the Englishman joined from rivals Chelsea last summer on a free transfer and made plenty of appearances from the substitutes bench. Solanke ended the season with one Premier League goal but has slipped down the pecking order following the return of Divock Origi and the resurgence of Daniel Sturridge in the attack.
The youngster is yet to feature for the Reds and is in desperate need of a loan move to continue his development. The target man would slot seamlessly into the Cardiff starting eleven and give Warnock the quality striker he has been craving. Solanke’s qualities were evident during the recent international break when he netted a brace for England’s U21. Bringing him to the Cardiff City Stadium wouldn’t break the bank giving Warnock valuable funds to strengthen other areas of the squad as well.
This is a move that would benefit both parties in January.
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