Although Cardiff City are still hoping to re-sign Tony Watt on loan from Charlton Athletic, the Yorkshire Evening Post suggests that Leeds United could also reignite their interest. The striker was set to move to Elland Road on loan in November, before Cardiff swooped at the last minute.

Wales Online believes that although Cardiff are under a transfer embargo, a loan deal is still a possibility. He has impressed during his time with the Bluebirds and although he has resumed training with Charlton, the club are said to be favouring a permanent sale of the player.

Leeds came very close to adding Watt to their squad earlier in the season. A deal had been agreed with the Addicks to loan Watt, however Cardiff came in with an improved offer, which Leeds didn’t agree to match, meaning he moved to the Welsh club.

Head coach Steve Evans has revealed that he is in negotiations to sign new players over the next few weeks. So far Liam Bridcutt has extended his loan from Sunderland and Mustapha Carayol has joined on a temporary deal from Championship leaders Middlesbrough. They still hope to sign Northern Ireland international Kyle Lafferty from Norwich City and an approach to sign Tom Rogic from Celtic has been rebuffed.

Although Cardiff are under a transfer embargo, they are still able to add three more players this month, only on loan. Lex Immers looks like being the first of those in joining from Feyenoord. Watt would probably favour a move to Cardiff considering the impact he has had earlier this season. He is back in training with Charlton but with them seemingly keen to sell, perhaps a loan move isn’t on the cards at this stage. That would certainly rule Cardiff out. They were closing in on a £2million permanent deal for him, prior to being placed under a transfer embargo. Would Massimo Cellino stump up that money to sign him this month? We shall see.

 


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