Speaking to Wales Online, Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock confirms that Craig Noone is available for transfer. Following discussions with the player at the end of the season, the player has been informed that he can go find himself a new club.
This would bring to an end a lengthy association with the Welsh club after signing for Cardiff from Brighton & Hove Albion for £1million back in 2012. Since then, he has made over 150 appearances for the Bluebirds, however Warnock feels as though the time is right for him to go.
More faces are likely to exit too, simply to make room for new ones to come in. Noone still has one-year remaining on his contract at the Cardiff City Stadium, however the club are unlikely to seek a huge fee to let him go. Clearing his wages is perhaps the biggest priority. Noone is one of four players in the current squad who were part of the side that won promotion into the Premier League under Malky Mackay.
Warnock simply feels as though the player hasn’t performed and probably needs a new challenge and change of scenary,
“I spoke to Craig and we’ve had a heart to heart about things, and I think it’s best for all that he finds himself a new challenge.”
The manager is set to have a meeting with owner Vincent Tan in the coming weeks, where he then hopes to make seriously inroads into his summer recruitment. Peter Whittingham and Bruno Manga are both out of contract and it is still unclear if they’ll be staying for next season.