Poor old Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink. The striker has had a fun time of things in England, scoring plenty of goals for Leeds, Chelsea and Middlesbrough, although it looks like the party is over for the Dutchman at Cardiff.
The BBC report that while JFH might have helped the Bluebirds to the FA Cup final last season, he’s now surplus to requirements at Ninian Park. This is despite the fact that the player is claiming he’s entitled to a one-year extension on his contract with the Welsh club, which is not how Peter Ridsdale sees things!
Dutch goal-king Hasselbaink helped the Championship club to last season’s FA Cup final and claimed after their 1-0 defeat to Portsmouth at Wembley: “I’m going to play another year, yes.”
Ridsdale told the Daily Express: “Jimmy argues that he has another year on his contract but we know that is not true.
“When someone tells you their word is their bond, then you do like to think that would be enough.”
It looks highly unlikely that Jimmy-Floyd Cash-in-the-Bank will be allowed to continue at Cardiff, especially as he’s not wanted there. Why not just sign for another club if he wants one more season of football, the money can’t be the object of the exercise can it? It’s a sad end to what has been a spectacular career in England, that’s for sure.