Report: Cardiff City want to sign Brighton's Glenn Murray

Neil Warnock, Manager of Cardiff City celebrates victory after the Premier League match between Cardiff City and Fulham FC at Cardiff City Stadium on October 20, 2018 in Cardiff, United...

Glenn Murray scored 13 Premier League goals for Brighton and Hove Albion last season but could he fire Cardiff out of the Championship?

Glenn Murray of Brighton & Hove Albion celebrates his second goal during the FA Cup Fourth Round Replay match between West Bromwich Albion and Brighton & Hove Albion at The Hawthorns on...

Cardiff City are hoping to sign Brighton and Hove Albion striker Glenn Murray in an attempt to return to the Premier League at the first time of asking, as reported by the Mirror (12 July, page 68).

The Bluebirds will be playing Championship football again next season after they failed to stave off the threat of relegation in their one and only campaign back in the big time. And it’s clear what the main problem was.

 

The fact that their top scorers, Bobby Reid and on-loan midfielder Victor Camarasa, found the net just five times highlights where things went wrong for Neil Warnock’s side.

So, on paper at least, Murray looks like an inspired transfer target, even if he is 35 years of age these days. In the autumn years of his career, the veteran striker remains as reliable as ever. His 13 Premier League goals almost single-handedly kept Brighton in the division last season.

Glenn Murray of Brighton and Hove Albion celebrates scoring his sides second goal infront of the Arsenal supporters during the Premier League match between Brighton and Hove Albion and...

Murray has a fearsome record in the Championship too. He won the Golden Boot in six years ago after netting 30 times for Crystal Palace and it was his 23 goals that helped Brighton secure second place behind Newcastle United in 2017 too.

With just a year left on his contract, Brighton will know that a good offer from Cardiff might just be too good to turn down.

Glenn Murray of Brighton and Hove Albion celebrates as he scores their third goal from the penalty spot during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Brighton and Hove Albion...

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