Sunday, April 8, 2018

Cardiff boss Neil Warnock sweating on Aron Gunnarsson’s future… as four Turkish clubs eye up free transfer

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Cardiff boss Neil Warnock sweating on Aron Gunnarsson’s future… as four Turkish clubs eye up free transfer

NEIL WARNOCK is sweating on Aron Gunnarsson’s future – with Besiktas among the clubs looking to land him on a free transfer this summer.

The Cardiff midfielder’s contract expires at the end of the season and he has attracted interest from foreign clubs.

Aron Gunnarsson is wanted by a host of clubs in the summer windowAron Gunnarsson is wanted by a host of clubs in the summer windowGetty

Besiktas are among FOUR clubs in Turkey looking at snapping up the Iceland captain, who skippered his country to their famous win over England two years ago.

But they face competition from AEK and Olympiacos in Greece, while Dinamo Zagreb in Croatia and American clubs in the MLS have registered interest.

They are willing to match the £40,000-a-week salary Gunnarsson would command in the Premier League if Cardiff seal promotion.

And finding a replacement for the central midfielder would give Warnock a massive headache.

Aron Gunnarsson is out of contract at Cardiff in the summerAron Gunnarsson is out of contract at Cardiff in the summerGetty

The ex-Coventry star was the player of the year last season and has recovered from ankle surgery this term.

Gunnarsson joined Cardiff in 2011 – from the Sky Blues – and has gone on to make 238 league appearances, including 23 in their single Premier League season.

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He made 40 appearances in the Championship last term but has been limited to just 15 this time around due to injury.

Gunnarsson has also racked up 77 international caps for Iceland, having been named captain in 2012.

Aron Gunnarsson has been Iceland's captain since 2012Aron Gunnarsson has been Iceland’s captain since 2012EPA

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