During the recent get together of Peterborough United Chairman Darragh MacAnthony, co-owners Dr Jason Neale and Stewart ‘Randy’ Thompson, manager Steve Evans and Director of Football Barry Fry, @JasonDavidNeale may have inadvertently given away the name of a potential target as he tweeted a photo of everyone working away including MacAnthony looking at details of a player on his laptop [pictured].
An eagle-eyed Posh fan investigated the tweet and found it was a Wikipedia page of a Championship player…
The player in question is Danny Ward from Championship side Cardiff City who plays as a forward or winger.
Ward only signed a three-year contract for the Bluebirds last summer for an undisclosed fee from Rotherham United where he had just been named Millers Player of the Year. Steve Evans was the man that brought him to the Millers so he already knows what the player is capable of.
The Millers originally brought Ward in on an emergency loan but turned it into a permanent deal just a few days later for an undisclosed fee from Huddersfield Town! That move brought an end to a four-year career at the Terriers during which time Ward had won promotion to the Championship in 2011-2012, just a year after he featured for Huddersfield in their three-nil League One Play-Off Final defeat at Old Trafford against Posh! Ward was substituted in that defeat with eleven minutes of the match remaining and replaced by Danny Cadamarteri.
Ward’s time in Cardiff has been limited to just 18 appearances this season, scoring four goals, although he was ruled out for 3-months through injury.
We would have to assume that any move by Posh wouldn’t happen until Marcus Maddison and/or Jack Marriott are sold because although Cardiff said the purchase fee was undisclosed, Wikipedia has quoted a figure of £1.6 million plus add-ons!
Could Cardiff be looking to bring in better quality players now they’ve reached the Premier League and so may be willing to let Ward go even if it meant making a loss on the player?
Let’s just hope that if Posh do go after the 26-year-old he turns out to be much better than the last Cardiff City striker Posh got in on loan in January!
You never know, the whole set-up could’ve been staged by MacAnthony and Co knowing the photo was going to be tweeted so we could be speculating over a player that isn’t even on the radar!
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