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£8m Cardiff flop returns to impressive form after January sale

Andreas Cornelius was sold back to FC Copenhagen from Cardiff in January

Cardiff City flop Andreas Cornelius has returned to impressive form for FC Copenhagen, following being sold back to the club in January.

Cornelius was signed by former Cardiff boss Malky Mackay in the summer transfer window for around £8 million, but injury troubles and lack of game time saw the Bluebirds sell him back to the Danish outfit. The striker only made eight appearances for Cardiff and failed to score.

The Dane is thought to be one of the factors in the rift between former boss Mackay and Cardiff owner Vincent Tan. Tan claims Mackay drastically overspent last summer, spending close to £50 million when the supposed agreement was £35 million.

Mackay was refused any January transfer funds, with Tan stating that ‘not a single penny will be made available in January’. The Scot never survived to test Tan’s comments, as he was sacked before the turn of the year.

Cardiff now claim to have lost the majority of money they spent on Cornelius, but the striker has returned to Denmark having already scored six goals for Copenhagen.

The Bluebirds sit 19th in the Premier League with seven games remaining of their so far disappointing season, and travel to West Bromwich Albion this weekend where defeat would see them faced with an even tougher task of survival.

Watch Andreas Cornelius’ impressive goal for Copenhagen this weekend.


Did Cardiff give Cornelius enough time to to bed in at the club?

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