By Chris Wright
Talk about shots across the bow!
Cardiff City striker Michael Chopra has vowed to walk out of the club if they fail to bring in some new faces over the remainder of the summer break.
Cardiff are mired in financial problems and have only made two fairly low key signings this summer in the shape of young Manchester United pair Tom Heaton and Daniel Drinkwater (with the latter having only joining on loan) and Chopra has now told the South Wales Echo that, unless there are some big-name additions made by the club’s board, he will be on his merry way;
“I’m well hacked off, if this club doesn’t bring in new players, I’m off. I’ve had enough.
I can see that we will struggle this season if people at board level don’t get real and sort this matter [the financial struggles] out sooner rather than later.
It’s not good for morale and I’m not the only one fuming about the lack of movement in the camp.”
A Malaysian consortium took over the troubled Welsh club in May, but the lack of movement in the transfer market has infuriated Chopra, who insists that promises have been broken;
“[Chairman Dato Chan Tien Ghee] told me that the club would invest, and that we would have new faces to strengthen the team for a charge at the Premiership.
But I don’t see any investment, I don’t see any new faces at the club to make this team a force next season.
In fact, if this carries on, I can see us struggling. I am really angry about the whole business. I was under the impression that the new board were coming in and spending money to take this club to the next level.
But I don’t see that in any shape or form and it’s very frustrating for me and the players who want to do well for this club next season.
I’m happy playing for Cardiff, but I’ll be off if this continues. I’m ambitious and I want this club to meet those ambitions.”