Yesterday there were heavy press reports linking us to Feyenoord midfielder Lex Immers and it continued to be speculated that we hadn’t given up all hope of re-signing Charlton Athletic striker Tony Watt on a loan spell with our current FFP embargo scuppering the expected permanent deal.
Dutch media were awash with links to Immers, saying that he had flown to Cardiff for talks and a medical ahead of a six month loan deal until the end of the current campaign.
Citing that the deal was imminent, it was also said that the loan was a precursor to completing a permanent deal once our embargo was lifted which is expected to happen in the summer.
Having joined them from Ado Den Haag back in the summer of 2012, 29 year old Immers has played 125 times for Feyenoord, with a return of 35 goals but he has fallen out of favour with the Eredivisie outfit this year, making only two starts and four substitute appearances.
It’s also said we were in for him two years ago when we were promoted to the Premier League, but his club blocked the move back then.
On the Tony Watt front with Charlton declining a loan spell after the permanent deal fell through, it’s been reported that Charlton hadn’t fully closed the door but they wanted to investigate potential other permanent deals first before bringing Cardiff back to the table.
He has been linked with a move to Leeds United of late, but Cardiff are said to be ready to go back to Charlton should that move not come off.
Presumably if a deal is done again, Charlton will insist on it being with a view to a permanent deal in the summer now and I would imagine on the same terms.
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