As they continue to pick up results against the odds, Neil Warnock’s Cardiff will need a bit of added firepower in January if they are to beat the drop and continue to prove the doubters wrong.
After a dismal start to life back in the Premier League, the Bluebirds have started to find their feet again, sitting in 16th place on 11 points as they stay truly well in touch with the surrounding pack.
However, their squad is arguably the worst in the top-flight. Their fellow promoted sides in Fulham and Wolves strengthened significantly in the summer, with the former spending almost £100m on new recruits.
Cardiff look to be staying in touch at the moment, but any win they get appears to be a huge ask for them and one that never really looks to be a convincing one that makes you think they’ll pick them up enough to survive; a goalscorer in January is a must.
Cardiff barely spent anything in the summer, so they should have some money in the bank as they attempt to survive at the first time of asking. One man who knows English football well and is currently one of the best goalscorers in Europe could well be open for a return if the right offer comes along – former Middlesbrough man Cristhian Stuani.
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The Uruguayan is currently topping the goalscoring ranks in La Liga with 11 goals in 10 starts – more than the likes of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Antoine Griezmann and so on.
At 32 years of age, he may want to return to England and prove those who watched him struggle in England’s top-flight that he is capable of mixing it with the big boys.
If Cardiff are still in with a decent chance of survival come January, and if they can tempt the Girona star with a good financial offer, then they could well pull off a huge coup.