Date: 30th January 2016 at 8:52am
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Joe Mason’s exit from Cardiff, which is something we had always said wouldn’t happen and battled against with several bids rejected last summer, has finally seen Wolves get their man.

His exit was confirmed with this very brief statement put out on the Official Website.

‘We can confirm that Joe Mason has left the Club to join Wolverhampton Wanderers for an undisclosed fee, subject to international clearance. Cardiff City Football Club would like to thank Joe for his service since joining the Bluebirds in 2011. We wish him the very best of luck for the rest of his career.’

This is an undisclosed fee but rumour has it £3.5m (apparently less than they might have offered in the summer) has been received for the 24-year-old, who has signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with Wolves leaving after scoring 22-goals in 60 league starts.

Russell Slade had constantly said he wouldn’t let him leave, and wouldn’t have to sell players despite the transfer embargo, admitted ‘financial reasons’ dictated this but doesn’t mean anyone has ‘given up at the football club.’

His exit follows that of Kenwyne Jones and the return to Charlton of Tony Watt after his loan ended, he’s since joined Blackburn on loan with the view to a permanent transfer in the summer with Cardiff now left with a major void to fill of the goals front, which have been a struggle as it is!

Slade told BBC.

‘It was not for football reasons, it was for financial reasons. What it means is when we submit our accounts on the fair play, then it will give us a much better chance of coming out of the embargo in the summer. It goes a long way to addressing it. You look at the make-up of your team, you’re looking where your goals are coming from, you don’t want to be losing goals from your team. It is only going to ever be detrimental. I think it got to a level whereby, in all fairness, with the club in the situation it is in, it was difficult to turn down.’

He went on to say ‘a fire sale’ wasn’t going to take place but as much as he’s frustrated by the losses and disappointed to see Mason offloaded it doesn’t mean the play-off bid has been ‘given up’ on, finishing by saying.

‘Nobody has given up at the football club. I would fight everybody’s corner on that. It’s the circumstances that has put us in the dilemma we are in, financial circumstances.’

The BBC though is reporting a new striker could be on his way as Kenneth Zohore will be coming in on loan from Danish club OB until the end of the season?

Danish U21 international Zohore has played for Copenhagen, Fiorentina, Brondby and Gothenburg already with Danish, Italian and Swedish football set to see Zohore (his father is the second cousin of Didier Drogba) try his hand at British Football but will he score the goals we need!

If he can get a fraction of those Drogba has that’ll do nicely….

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