Cardiff need a full-back, a centre midfielder and a striker in January but Neil Warnock knows he only has one Premier League loan left. The Bluebirds boss reiterated his belief that those three positions are his “main priority” as he plans for the January transfer window.
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But, having signed Harry Arter on loan from Bournemouth in August, Warnock is restricted to just one more temporary deal involving another Premier League club this season.
“We’re only allowed one other loan from an English club so we have to prioritise which player we want on loan and then look abroad,” he said. “It makes common sense for us to get players on loan rather than spending massive money.”
However, Warnock would have no hesitation in asking club owner Vincent Tan for the funds to sign a striker on a permanent deal – if the right player became available. “If the right striker came about for the right money, Vincent would listen to us,” he added. “Over the next four or five weeks, we need to get one or two in straight away really.”