Premier League footballers command a bigger salary as is par for the course, it is this that has forced Cardiff City’s hand in regard to Kenwyne Jones according to a report in Wales Online.
Wales Online say that Jones’ £35,000-a-week salary at the Bluebirds is “seen as unsustainable” for the Cardiff owner Vincent Tan, especially as Tan has called on Cardiff manager Russell Slade to cut his playing budget.
To that end, Jones is set to leave the Principality in January in what Wales Online say will be “a bumper payday abroad,” the website also claiming that he will initially move out on loan, “with a club in Dubai, Qatar, China or America’s MLS the likely destination.” The initial loan deal will then become permanent in the summer as Jones’ contract will be allowed to run down. Jones’ departure from Cardiff came about as a result of Tan’s insistence on a lower wage budget for the side and was confirmed after Jones and his representatives refused the offer of a new contract that “would have seen the frontman’s wages slashed,” according to Wales Online.
Jones’ time at Cardiff, since his 2014 free transfer capture from Stoke City, has seen him score 18 goals for the Blues in 67 appearances with the 31-year-old scoring five goals in 19 appearances this season.