Neil Warnock’s Cardiff City need to bring in a new right-back but could one arrive in the Premier League from either Nice or AS Monaco?
With Cardiff City chairman Mehmet Dalman spotted taking in the Ligue 1 clash between Monaco and Nice on Wednesday, speculation arose suggesting that a deal for Adrien Tameze was back on.
According to the Mail, the 24-year-old midfielder saw a move to South Wales break down earlier in the January transfer window, despite Cardiff agreeing a £10 million fee with Patrick Vieira’s Nice side.
But Wales Online has shed more light on Dalman’s mission. And it seems that Tameze was not the reason for his trip after all.
Instead, the report claims that Dalman travelled to the Principality to talk to a full-back. It is no secret that Cardiff want a right-sided defender after missing out on Nathaniel Clyne to Bournemouth. And this latest update comes just three days after Wales Online reported that Warnock was tracking two right-backs who are currently playing in France.
Their identity has yet to be revealed, although it is worth noting who started in Monaco’s 1-1 draw with Nice.
German international Benjamin Henrichs lined up on the right for Thierry Henry’s strugglers though it is unlikely that Monaco would let him go, given that he joined from Bayer Leverkusen for £18 million in August (Goal).
For Nice, the experienced Christophe Jallet started and the 35-year-old would add solidity and versatility to Cardiff’s defence.