Football

Jones wants Ledley commitment

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

Manager Dave Jones has urged Joe Ledley to sign a new contract at Cardiff regardless of what the future holds.

The £6million-rated Wales captain has just 12 months remaining on his current deal, after which the Bluebirds would receive just a minimal compensation fee for his services as he is under 24.

"We've offered him a contract with a get-out clause if someone comes in for him," Jones told BBC Sport. "We've never stood in anyone's way - look at Roger Johnson. At the end of the day Joe is losing money."

He added: "Joe's got a decision to make. I want him to stay but it doesn't give out the right vibes if the club captain is looking to get away. We'll use him while he's here but it may get harder to pick him as captain.

"We know we'll get full commitment off Joe but we want that in a contract rather than just going out and playing. It's like we're just getting him fit for someone else and we're not about that - we're trying to build something at this football club. We're happy to go until the end of the season because it then goes under the compensation rule."

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Roger Johnson
Football
Championship
Cardiff City
Joe Ledley

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again