The Sun understands that Cardiff City are poised to complete the signing of striker Danny Ward from Rotherham United. It is believed that a £1million fee has been agreed between the two clubs, and a medical is likely to take place over the next week.
Ward has been playing his football at Rotherham since 2015, establishing himself as their first-choice striker. He netted 12 goals last season, in a season that was disrupted by injury, as the Millers were relegated into Sky Bet League One. Although the club took up an option to extend his deal by a year, he was always expected to leave. Cardiff are set to benefit from this.
Warnock is also no stranger to Ward, having worked together when the veteran manager guided the club to the great escape a few seasons ago. Rotherham are believed to already be locating a replacement, with Fleetwood Town’s David Ball expected to enter the New York Stadium before pre-season.
Warnock is aiming to build a squad capable of promotion and Ward is certainly someone that will score goals at this level. His track record alone proves that. The 25-year-old, who has previously played for Huddersfield Town, will provide another option for the Bluebirds up front. A lot was expected of Danish international Kenneth Zohore towards the end of last season, so much so he was starting games when struggling for 100% fitness. Adding another striker of this quality adds more variation and another dimension to the group. The deal should be completed with the next few weeks.