Ledley cools Cardiff rumours

Celtic midfielder Joe Ledley says Cardiff have not been in touch over a potential return and insists he wants to be at Parkhead next season.

Last Updated: 28/03/13 at 15:13 Post Comment

Joe Ledley: Has been linked with a Cardiff return

Joe Ledley: Has been linked with a Cardiff return

The Wales international, a product of Cardiff's youth academy, departed his boyhood club for Glasgow in 2010, six years after his senior debut.

The Bluebirds are favourites for promotion from the Championship this season, sitting seven points clear at the top of the table, and are thought to be targeting Ledley as they eye Premier League football next term.

Ledley says Wales international team-mate Aaron Ramsey has informed him of the rumours but while he stopped short of ruling out a return, he expects to be at Celtic next season.

He told the Daily Record: "Aaron Ramsey actually told me about the story that Cardiff City wanted me back if they go the Premiership.

"They are certainly looking good for promotion. They are clear at the top and have an excellent squad. (Manager) Malky Mackay has done a fantastic job.

"I haven't heard anything about a move at the moment so I can only assume it's just paper talk.

"I still have another year with Celtic and I'm happy with the way things have gone as it has been a brilliant season.

"You never know in football, anything can happen, but I'm happy here and am looking forward to next season.

"Everyone knows it's been a good season for Celtic and hopefully I'll be there next season."

Contract

Ledley says he is yet to engage in talks with Celtic over a contract extension but expects discussions once the campaign is over.

"There is nothing new in terms of talking about a new deal. I've still got another year left so there's plenty of time," he said.

"I think we'll wait until the end of the season. Hopefully I can continue at Celtic as it's a fantastic club and I really enjoy it and they've been brilliant with me."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

he thing is, footballers are role models, and children are influenced by them. I watched the Chelsea game with my 6 year old, and at school the next day she stamped on Emre Can.

megabrow (cufc)
Diego Costa: The Patron Saint Of S**thousery

Y

et again Barcelona try to convince the world that they only play the most virtuous of football. I've never seen a team so willing and able to dish out lumps but feel so self-righteous that no opposition player should ever have the audacity to tackle them.

charsmatcengma
Enrique hauls Neymar to safety

I

d love to see a United v Liverpool FA cup final. It would certainly fit the narrative. Obv I'd want the ending to be one of an O.G. and tears as he collects his runner-up medal.

GVMUFC
Gerrard Constantly Searching For That Final Hurrah

Footer 365

Transfer news: Paul Pogba will leave Juventus in next 18 months, says agent

Paul Pogba's agent expects the French midfielder to leave Juventus at some stage in the next two seasons.

Liverpool: Mario Balotelli 'wll stick with Reds' says his agent

Mario Balotelli hasn't got off to the best of starts at Liverpool but he is hopeful of turning things around at Anfield.

Eden Hazard: 'Chelsea need Diego Costa'

Eden Hazard admits Chelsea 'need' Diego Costa as he faces a three-match ban for a stamp on Emre Can on Tuesday night.

Mail Box

But Biting Doesn't Hurt Like Stamping...

There are Liverpool fans arguing that Luis Suarez is nowhere near Diego Costa's sh*t-house league but we have plenty of love for the agitator too. Oh and Spurs...

Erm... Balotelli To QPR..?

It's an afternoon Mailbox that offers the reaction to the reaction, with a defence for Diego Costa offered, and Balotelli mooted to move to QPR. Plus a silly idea about the Mails...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company