Cardiff City Forward In International Switch

Cardiff City forward Isaak Davies has held talks over a switch to KV Kortrijk, as reported by Darren Witcoop via his Twitter.

Davies had been linked with a move to League One in recent weeks, with Charlton, Portsmouth and Oxford United registering an interest in the 21-year-old. However, it appears the forward is heading abroad, as talks over a deal structure are currently being held. 

The 21-year-old is a graduate of the academy in South Wales, featuring 43 times in total for the senior side. Since he arrived from the youth ranks, he has scored five goals and registered three assists but has found it difficult to establish himself regularly in the first-team setup, with just ten appearances in the second division for the club last season.

There had been speculation of a switch this summer for the forward, with three clubs in League One linked to make a move for the forward. However, nothing came to fruition for a move. The 21-year-old is also contracted to the club until 2025, signing a new deal in March. This could mean that any permanent deal would require a hefty fee.

The three League One clubs who registered interest in Davies were reportedly looking at a loan signing for the forward, and the Bluebirds seem to be interested in the same to aid his development, with first-team minutes proving hard to come by since his breakthrough season in 2021/22. The forward was also one of three players left out of Cardiff City’s pre-season trip to Portugal amidst transfer links, one of whom was Max Watters, who has already completed a move to League One side Barnsley.

Writer’s View

Cardiff value Davies by the looks of it, made clear by the new contract he signed in March. However, with first-team minutes proving hard to come by for the youngster, a loan move may be best for him to prove himself. It is difficult to see one of the League One sides still looking to sign the forward with signings they have already made. If he was to move to one of the three, the situation could be the same for his minutes in the starting lineup.




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