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Everton, West Ham and Spurs ready to pounce for £6m Youngster

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The Rumour

Joe Ledley has put Premiership clubs on red alert after rejecting a new contract offer from Cardiff City.

The Sun says the Bluebirds want to cash in on the £6million-rated Wales midfielder, 22, with his deal expiring at the end of next season.

An insider said: “We offered Joe a contract that included a get-out clause which would allow him to leave for a Premier League club but he didn’t want to know.

“There’s no way we would let him walk away for nothing.”

Everton, West Ham and Tottenham are all keen on Ledley.

The Source: (The Sun as reported on Tribalfootball.com)

The Analysis

Cardiff City have become the breeding ground for talent in recent seasons with the likes of Aaron Ramsey, Chris Gunter and Cameron Jerome to name just three to have come through the ranks in recent seasons and their failure to clinch even a play off place has cast doubt over the future of Joe Ledley as a Bluebird. Add to that the fact the club today announced a big financial loss in the year to May 2008 and one would imagine that the 22 year old is very likely to be moving into the Premier League.

The adaptable Welsh international has already amassed 200+ games in a career that has seen him take his side to the FA Cup Final and looks like the type of player who will fit in nicely in the top tier and could very well be clinched at the bargain price of £6m and i feel that a move to Goodison Park would suit the youngster best as he could probably secure a decent run in the first team under David Moyes whilst a move to Spurs would probably see him come up against a number of international midfielders of quality and West Ham may well find themselves unable to muster funds for even a transfer of this nature.

The Likelihood

Joe Ledley to move to the Premier League: A definite, with Everton the most likely to snap him up.

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