Cardiff City are once again interested in signing Preston North End’s Greg Cunningham according to a report from HITC Sport.

There were reports back in the summer that the Bluebirds were interested in signing Cunningham but while they did try to sign him, they were rebuffed in their attempts and would eventually give up on trying to bring him to South Wales. But now that the January transfer window is open again, Cardiff are once again interested in the defender and are hoping to sign him.

Cunningham recently returned to full fitness after suffering an hamstring injury, returning to play very well against Cardiff back in December. And it was this that led to Cardiff head coach Neil Warnock, who has been a fan of the player for a long time, to reignite his interest and make another attempt to try and sign him. One advantage that Cardiff have this time is their league position. Before the season they were tipped for a mid-table finish, much the same as Preston so it would have been a sideways move. But while the Lilywhites are challenging for a play-off spot this season, Cardiff have shocked many by being in the race for automatic promotion. This means a move for Cunningham could be a good chance at playing in the Premier League.

Cunningham started his career in the Republic of Ireland for Mervue United but would eventually head to England to sign for Manchester City. He never broke into the first team there and would move to Bristol City. After three years in the West Country, he move up north to play for Preston.

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