Until a player has passed a medical and signed on the dotted line, there is no such thing as a done deal in football. Cardiff City should know, after recently missing out on Marcus Bent. The striker was all set to sign for the Bluebirds from Wigan, before Birmingham dangled a carrot in front of the player and he was off to the west Midlands like a shot. However, this time they have snapped up a forward from Wolves who could bag plenty next season.
Jay Bothroyd has turned into a bit of a journeyman centre forward, although he is still only 26-years-old, and the BBC report that a reasonable sum of cash has been agreed to bring the player to south Wales, despite late interest from a Premier League outfit.
Manager Dave Jones said of Bothroyd: “I think Jay is a great acquisition for us and we’re still on the look-out for more.
“He’s had maybe one or two seasons where people say he’s not fulfilled his potential.
“Hopefully we can turn that around for him. We seem to be a club that thrives on doing that with players.
“I think he’s a quality player and he’d give us something we haven’t got and would bring great competition.”
Wolves fans certainly didn’t see the best of Bothroyd, and the player didn’t exactly do too much when farmed out to Stoke City on loan last season. However, like all strikers, he needs a manager with confidence in him and a run of games to prove is true worth. Do you think he’s a good or bad signing?