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Cardiff City transfer news as Stoke City keen on striker and Ramsey asked about Bluebirds return

Here are your Cardiff City headlines for Monday, June 12.

Stoke City keen on Bluebirds forward

Stoke City are keeping tabs on Mark Harris, according to our sister title the Stoke Sentinel.

Wales international Harris, 24, who went to the World Cup back in November, is out of contract at Cardiff, but the Bluebirds have offered him fresh terms.

Whether he accepts those terms is still up in the air, with the forward having yet to fully nail his colours to the mast.

READ MORE: A big announcement, foreign influence and the ban on paying fees: Cardiff City transfer window predictions

Harris' goal return for Cardiff has been below par, but it would be remiss not to acknowledge the many other things he offers such as his pace, work rate and ability to play out on the wing.

However, some may feel it is time for the striker, who has 10 goals and two assists in 95 appearances for the Welsh capital city club, to start a new journey.

Ramsey asked about Cardiff return

Aaron Ramsey played a straight bat when asked about a potential return to Cardiff City, with his contract at Nice still up in the air.

Wales captain Ramsey admitted he was "not sure" what the future holds for him just yet, with reports in France stating he played enough games to trigger a new deal.

But asked directly about whether a return to Cardiff City was on the cards, the 32-year-old replied: "There's always rumours going around, isn't there? There is always that bit of noise.

"Like I said, (the game against Armenia on) Friday is all that's on my mind at the moment."

Ramsey admitted it was "difficult" to be away from his family, who have been based in south Wales, and said that being able to bring his family unit together would decide his next move.

You can read the full story here.

Bluebirds season ticket prices compared

Cardiff City fans are set to pay less for the season tickets than supporters of almost any other EFL Championship club next season, writes James Chittick.

With next season’s 24 Championship clubs now confirmed, fans will be looking forward to the start of a new campaign full of hope and expectation.

Whether they support a newly-promoted team scrapping for survival or a side vying for a return to the Premier League, die-hard supporters will likely already have purchased their season tickets for the upcoming year.

But few sets of fans will have to fork out as little to watch their side week in, week out as those following Cardiff. For the cheapest possible season tickets, Bluebirds fans will be paying just £249, less than all but two other clubs in the second tier. Comparatively, fans of Norwich City pay a whopping £534 for the same privilege.

But with some other clubs’ fans paying more than double for their season tickets, there’s no doubt that many Cardiff supporters are getting good value for their money.

Only Queens Park Rangers are charging less for their cheapest season ticket, at £242. Like Cardiff, Huddersfield Town’s cheapest tickets cost £249, making them the joint-second cheapest in the league. They are followed by Preston North End (£280), Hull City (£300) and Stoke City (£344).

At the opposite end of the spectrum, Sheffield Wednesday have the next most expensive tickets after Norwich, at £510. They are followed by Middlesbrough (£480), Blackburn Rovers (£420) and Leeds United (£420).

Of the three relegated former Premier League teams, Leeds United charge the most as mentioned, with Leicester City charging £385 and Southampton £359.

Meanwhile, the newly promoted sides from League One, Plymouth Argyle, Ipswich Town and Sheffield Wednesday charge £370, £353 and £510 respectively.

One caveat to this list however is that many of the cheapest options at some clubs include concessions and “early bird” prices, which are often only available to certain groups of fans. Prices for Birmingham City are no longer available.

Most expensive season tickets

  1. Norwich City £534
  2. Sheffield Wednesday £510
  3. Middlesbrough £480
  4. Blackburn Rovers £420
  5. Leeds United £420
  6. Millwall £407
  7. Rotherham United £405
  8. Watford £402
  9. Coventry City £400
  10. Sunderland £390
  11. Leicester City £385
  12. Bristol City £375
  13. Plymouth Argyle £370
  14. Swansea City £370
  15. Southampton £359
  16. Ipswich Town £353
  17. West Bromwich Albion £349
  18. Stoke City £344
  19. Hull City £300
  20. Preston North End £280
  21. Cardiff City £249
  22. Huddersfield Town £249
  23. Queens Park Rangers £242
  24. Birmingham City N/A


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