Seven possible destinations for unsettled Cardiff City striker Adam Le Fondre

Bolton Wanderers, Leeds United, Nottingham Forest, Blackburn Rovers, Sheffield Wednesday, Rotherham United and Middlesbrough should all consider the striker.

Adam Le Fondre is keen to end his Cardiff City spell after just one season, and is on the lookout for a new club.

The striker left Reading a year ago join the Bluebirds, hopeful of firing them straight back into the Premier League.

His move did not work out, and he ended up being loaned to Bolton, where he rediscovered his goalscoring form.

Le Fondre told BBC Wales earlier this week he wants a new start, but his destination will be geographically dependent too.

He said: "Geographically, it's got to be right for me and my family. It's going to be a more northern club that I will be signing for, but obviously you never know what comes in front of you."

Here are five clubs which could be options for the former Reading striker...


Bolton have the inside lane on Le Fondre after his impressive loan spell at the club last season. They are keen to bring him back, but are struggling to balance the books financially. Their best bet may be another loan deal, but if a permanent offer comes in from elsewhere they are likely to be unsuccessful.


Leeds United have already signed one player from Cardiff this summer, midfielder Tom Adeyemi. They also bought Leicester striker Chris Wood, but a muscle injury threatens to rule him out of the start of the season. If Billy Sharp is moved on, Le Fondre could be a smart addition to boost their forward options.

Nottingham Forest

Forest are currently under a transfer embargo and are only permitted to make loan signings, but this is still a possibility regarding Le Fondre. The 28-year-old could be the answer to replace the injured Britt Assombalonga up front, but it would depend if he would be willing to accept wages of below the £10,000 per week Forest are allowed to offer.

Blackburn Rovers

Blackburn have two of the best strikers in the division in Jordan Rhodes and Rudy Gestede, yet this has other clubs circling. If Rovers end up cashing in on either of them, they could buy a proven Championship goalscorer in Le Fondre as a replacement, and still have plenty of money left over to strengthen elsewhere.

Sheffield Wednesday

Sheffield Wednesday are keen to make a splash this summer, and have bought highly rated players from Portugal and Spain. They need to balance this out with Championship experience, and Le Fondre would provide that. He would come cheaper than strikers Gary Hooper and Jordan Rhodes, previously touted for moves to the Owls.


Middlesbrough came close to winning promotion last season and want to take the next step, but need to replace loanees Jelle Vossen and Patrick Bamford, who will not be returning. Le Fondre may not be as exciting as name as the Chelsea youngster, but he could outperform Vossen, who did not reach double figures in 2014/15.

Rotherham United

What about a return to his former club? Le Fondre made his name at Rotherham, scoring 58 goals in 105 games for the club in League Two. He left for a new challenge to play for Reading, but now could finally be the right time for him to head back to the Millers to continue where he left off.

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