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Bale and Ramsey are “really keen” on coaching
Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey are “really keen” to get their coaching badges at the Football Association of Wales as they plan the next stages of their careers.
Both players have been linked with sensational moves to Cardiff this summer, with a decision on Bale likely to come in the coming days and Ramsey now having a chance to return to his former club if his contract is terminated by Juventus.
FAW technical director David Adams has now revealed that the pair have been offered places on the Welsh governing body’s coaching course following this winter’s World Cup season.
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He told The Sun: “I spoke to Gareth and Aaron in Holland recently and they are really keen on doing their B and A coaching licenses in Wales – hopefully after the World Cup. I hope that based on that we will be able to use their experience to support our young players.
“I know Gareth and Aaron are extremely proud Welsh people and I’m sure they will be kicking down my door to speak to the players and ask for their advice and support. It’s a fantastic asset to have these people inspiring the next generation of young players on the future development of our game in Wales. It’s great for us.
“I won’t bother them with the coaching courses before the World Cup and help them with their player careers. But I’ll tackle them right after.”
Speaking of his path after playing, Bale said last week: “I always want to be in Welsh football because I love the environment. Even when I’m done I’ll always be there to help players with advice or whatever. “
Juventus give up hope of Ramsey sale
Juventus have reportedly given up hope of selling Aaron Ramsey.
According to reports in Italy, Juve firmly believe they can’t get any money back for the Welsh star who has one year left to finalize his contract in Turin. After a mixed loan at Rangers, Ramsey’s career appears to be at a crossroads, while he is likely to return to Cardiff if his contract is torn up.
However, Calciomercato are now reporting that Juve are increasingly likely to allow the player to cancel his Megabucks contract and leave him on a free transfer. If that’s the case then Cardiff’s hopes of signing him this summer would surely be over.
It is also reported that a potential stumbling block is a €2.8million fee that the playmaker’s agent would be entitled to because the player triggered a clause in his contract last year.
Burnley wants Jed Wallace
New Burnley boss Vincent Kompany is reportedly looking to sign Jed Wallace from Millwall this summer.
Wallace is one of the best championship free agents available this window, but the Lions have reportedly offered him a new contract that has yet to be signed. Cardiff boss Steve Morison is a staunch admirer of Wallace and revealed earlier this season that he would like to sign him for the Bluebirds.
“I would sign Jed Wallace immediately!” Morison told WalesOnline in April. ‘But I’m sure Millwall doesn’t want to let him go. They will do anything to keep him. If he goes on a free transfer in the summer he’ll be 27, top of the assists, Millwall’s best player – since I left I joke well I’m not and he knows it.
“There won’t be a team in the Championship or, I suppose, the bottom end of the Premier League that won’t want to take him. There will always be an offer on the table for Jed, it will just be a lot less than what he would be offered anywhere else!
“It’s not a conversation we’ve ever had. We have too many conversations every now and then when he wants advice or a chat, but unfortunately we haven’t talked about him coming to Cardiff.”
Now The Sun claim that recently relegated Burnley are eyeing a move for the winger to help them in their bid to climb straight back into the Premier League next season. West Brom are also said to be interested in signing him.
Bluebirds do double dating
Cardiff City have bolstered their backroom staff ahead of the season with the appointment of goalkeeping coach Graham Stack and head of physical fitness Patrick Wilson.
Steve Morison has started to make his mark on the player roster so far this summer transfer window, having hired eight players with up to 10 out of contract currently likely to be walking out the door. However, as of today, talks are still ongoing with Joe Ralls while Sean Morrison will remain at the club while he regains full fitness.
And now Morison has added to his backroom team as he seeks to give the club a whole new look to improve on last year’s hugely disappointing campaign.
Cardiff’s search for both key positions is finally complete and Stack and Wilson will take on their respective roles next week as the pre-season gets underway in earnest at the club’s Vale of Glamorgan HQ. You can read the whole story here.