Cardiff City striker Isaak Davies is wanted on loan by a trio of League One clubs, according to The Sun’s Phil Cadden on Twitter.
Oxford United, Portsmouth and Charlton Athletic are all interested in the 21-year-old Welshman, who does not seem to be in new manager Erol Bulut’s plans ahead of the new season with the League One clubs looking to strengthen their attacking options before the season starts.
Who is Isaak Davies?
Born in Aberdare in Wales, Davies first-joined The Bluebirds when he was just seven years old, and signed his first professional contract with the club in February 2021, alongside Welsh teammate Rubin Colwill.
He has represented all ages of the Welsh teams, starting with the U-17s, all the way through to the U-21s, however the striker is still-waiting for his first official callup to the senior Wales squad.
He made his first-team debut in Cardiff’s 2-0 home defeat to Middlesbrough on the 23rd of October 2021 and registered his first assist in their 2-1 victory against Huddersfield Town on the 6th of November 2021.
He was criticized by-then Cardiff manager Steve Morison for his performance in a 3-0 defeat to AFC Bournemouth when he was substituted 30 minutes after being brought on at half-time, with Morison saying Davies was “more hindrance than a help.”
His first-senior goal came in 2022, scoring the first goal in a 2-1 FA Cup victory against fellow Championship side Preston North End. He then went on to score his maiden Championship goal for The Bluebirds in a game against Nottingham Forest a month later.
He signed a new contract with Cardiff in March 2022 after reported interest from Premier League clubs, but now looks set for his first-loan spell away from the club.
With Championship appearances under his belt, Isaak Davies will now look to impress at League One level with Oxford, Portsmouth and Charlton all looking at the Welshman. Liam Manning hopes to re-unite him with ex-Cardiff man Mark Harris, John Mousinho wants to beat his former club to Davies’ signature to continue Pompey’s impressive summer window whilst Charlton Athletic are looking at strikers with both Miles Leaburn and Chuks Aneke missing the start of the campaign with injuries. I think that Davies will suit League One football and will improve and add attacking depth to whichever League One club he joins.