Cardiff City boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told captain Steven Caulker that he is free to leave…
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Cardiff City manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told captain Steven Caulker that he will be left to make his own decision on a potential move, after QPR agreed a fee for the England international defender.
Rangers boss Harry Redknapp previously managed Caulker during his time at Spurs, handing the player his senior first-team debut in 2009.
Caulker joined Cardiff last summer, but is expected to leave after the Welsh club’s relegation back to the Championship. He was one of the few bright sparks during the Bluebirds miserable campaign, playing every single minute of the Premier League season and scoring five goals.
Despite admitting that Caulker’s departure would be a loss to his side, Solskjaer is keen to see a deal concluded in the near future, as he looks to prepare a settled squad ahead of the new season.
“The clubs have agreed a fee,” the Cardiff boss told Wales Online. “It’s been accepted and now it is up to Steven to decide. At the moment QPR is the only one I know about. I have spoken to them.
“It’s up to Steven if he goes. Of course the lure of the Premier League might be too much for us to hope he might stay here. He has to make that decision.
“You want to get the business done as soon as possible. We’ve shown that ourselves by signing players early on in the summer. It makes it easier then to get a settled squad.”