HITC Sport understands Cardiff City are lining up move for TNS defender Ryan Pryce, who impressed at Jamie Vardy’s V9 academy.

Premier League new boys Cardiff City are planning an offer for The New Saints defender Ryan Pryce to fend off interest from other clubs. Pryce caught the eye at this week’s V9 academy – run by Leicester City and England striker Jamie Vardy – a person familiar with the situation told HITC.

Pryce was invited to attend the V9 academy this week as Vardy looks to give non-league players the chance to break into league football.

Right-back Pryce has impressed at Welsh side TNS since breaking into the first-team in 2015 and he won himself a trial at Middlesbrough last year.

The attacking defender is highly-regarded at TNS and scouts from clubs higher up the football pyramid have been keeping tabs on his progress for some time. Pryce has been a stand-out performer during the V9 academy trials and a number of Premier League sides have now been alerted to his potential.

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Cardiff City, however, are determined to steal a march on their rivals by tabling an offer for Pryce as they look to bring the former Shrewsbury youngster to the Welsh capital for next season.

TNS are resigned to losing Pryce and are unlikely to stand in his way if Cardiff or another of his suitors makes an offer for his services.

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