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McCarthy: McGoldrick's an Obvious Target in January
Friday, 5th Jan 2018 14:58

Town boss Mick McCarthy admits that striker David McGoldrick is an “obvious target” for clubs during the January transfer window with his Blues contract up at the end of the season and with no option for a further year included in his terms. Cardiff City and Birmingham City were both reported to be eyeing the 30-year-old earlier this week.

“He is an obvious target,” McCarthy said. “None of us want to lose him but we’ll see what happens.”

Reflecting further on the Irish international’s situation, he added: “I guess there’s the short-term view on the four months left that we’ve got of the season and then the long-term view in terms of if he was to go, it might not be good for the short-term.

“But if we were to replace him with somebody that’s a younger version that comes in and for the long-term of the club, that may well be beneficial. If somebody bids for him, if somebody wants to come and take him.

“It’s been a bit of a bumpy old road with Didz for a long time with bids from Leicester apparently [in August 2014] and other people and then he’s had lots of injuries.

“I just say to him, ‘Just keep playing, keep playing as well as you can’. Me coming in here and talking about it is one things, letting it upset anybody else is another thing. You get your rewards by playing well in this game and doing what you do.”

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timmy2guns added 15:08 - Jan 5
MM: “But if we were to replace him with somebody that’s a younger version that comes in and for the long-term of the club, that may well be beneficial."
Loan is short term ...How are we going to get that on a bosman....
Worrying that's all we are going to get in if we start letting our better first teamers go, I thought we were building after the spending in the summer !

hoppy added 15:48 - Jan 5
McCarthy said. “None of us want to lose him but we’ll see what happens.”

If that's the case, isn't that when you sit down with him to offer an extension to his contract?

borat_the_blue added 15:53 - Jan 5
Nail on the head there Timmy2guns.
The only thing you forgot to mention was the discussion of extending his contract extension before we end up in this situation! Why hasn't it started? Did it start behind the scenes and Didzy doesn't fancy it?

If (I and can only assume here) that the club has taken the same shambolic approach to contract negotiations as Chambers last year, then it doesn't look good.

In my opinion we can't afford to let our best players leave. What on earth is happening to the club that we love?

positivity added 16:16 - Jan 5
while i agree that we should be tying down the likes of didzy, you ask "How are we going to get that on a bosman"? how much did didzy cost? loan fee, then a bosman wasn't it?

jas0999 added 16:45 - Jan 5
He’s off then. Dear oh dear.

Len_Brennan added 16:49 - Jan 5
It sounds like he's on his way alright. Those comments are far too welcoming to the possibility if there's nothing to the speculation. On the plus side, the bit about replacing him with a younger version for the long term benefit of the club came across as a fully formed thought also, as though something was in the offing & not as a loan option.
MM also spoke about "Garns & Waggy" would be keeping Kieffer Moore on the bench were he to come back, but made no mention of Didz as a preferred option up front for the remainder of the season. Cashing in while we can on possibly our highest wage earner?

gosblue added 18:38 - Jan 5
I think this is probably more about Didz than MM or Evans. At 30 he is probably hoping for a 3 year deal. I don't think he'd get that here.

Seasider added 19:42 - Jan 5
Think this club will be going the same way as Blackpool,Portsmouth and Coventry to name but three.

Owners who appear to have no interest in the club,and a downward spiral that ends up in League 2
.Not sure if we will sink that far but fear that sooner or later we may go down further ie to league 1,instead of back up to the Premiership we left 16 years ago.

algarvefan added 00:55 - Jan 8
Spends far too long on the treatment table, quality player but not available enough, get rid.

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