Date: 18th January 2012 at 1:50pm
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Cardiff City have today been linked with an audacious bid to bring QPR striker Jamie Mackie to the Cardiff City Stadium. The R’s are looking to offload a number of players to make space for Mark Hughes to reshape the squad he inherited from departed manager Neil Warnock.

Mackie was a key figure for QPR until a serious injury saw him sidelined for almost a year. He has now returned to action, but has stggled for regular gametime in Rangers’ disappointing season to date.

With a price tag in excess of £1m, the signing of Mackie remains a long shot for Cardiff City but both clubs have Malaysian owners and the former Plymouth Argyle man has a key advantage in that he can operate up-front, or in a wide role adding creativity, direct running and a potent goal threat.

A slightly more tenuous link between Cardiff City and Jamie Mackie is his latest addition to his (extensive) collection of tattoos. Mackie recently had a large Bluebird inked onto the inside of his right arm….

Any deal is surely a long way off, but recruiting Mackie would be a strong statement of intent from Cardiff City, providing quality alternatives to the two positions which most need strengthening.

 

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