Is Adam Reach an option worth pursuing for Cardiff City?

Is Adam Reach an option worth pursuing for Cardiff City?

Last update: 18 March 2021 Tags: Watford, Sheffield Wednesday, Cardiff City, Adam Reach. Categories: Championship.

According to Football League Worldthe Bluebirds have recently registered an interest in Sheffield Wednesday star Adam Reach.

Reach, who is out of contract in the Summer, is one of the longest-serving members at Hillsborough, having racked up over 200 appearances since joining the club in 2016.

In this time, the 28-year old has found the back of the net 22 times and has gained a notoriety for his ability to produce bedazzling strikes from long range.

A trusty operator, Reach enjoyed the peak of his success in the 2017/18 campaign, in which he scored four goals and laid on a further 11 to emerge as one of the Championship's chief creative forces.

Personally, I believe that the Middlesbrough academy product would be a tidy acquisition for Mick McCarthy's side.

Whilst Cardiff possess an influx of talent and options in the number 10 role as of present, they may not be bound with such luxurious depth come the summer.

With Liverpool reportedly looking to cash in on Harry Wilson at the end of the season for a fee in the region of 15M, it appears highly unlikely that the Welshman will be strutting his stuff for Cardiff next term.

Unless, of course, the Welsh side defy the odds to achieve a third promotion.

Jonny Williams, on the other hand, agreed a six-month deal with the club in January but has only played four minutes of football so far.

Then, you have Lee Tomlin. Though the midfielder is undoubtedly a mercurial talent, his fitness issues and frequent injuries have proved that the weight of responsibility can not rest solely on his shoulders.

So with the matter of likelihood presenting that the Bluebirds may well be scarce of creative candidates in the not-too-distant-future, it is hard to argue that Reach would not be a sensible proposition.

In addition to this, versatility is amongst Reach's footballing arsenal.

During his time in West Yorkshire, the Englishman has filled in out wide, in his favoured attacking midfield role and even as a wing back at times.

Given the grinding, gruelling Championship schedule, the ability to play in various positions is so commonly sought after- and rightly so.

Most prominently, Reach beholds a devastating prowess from long distance but he also injects an inventive presence to boot, earning plaudits for his vision and passing range.

It is fair to say that Reach has not unearthed the magnitude of his expertise this campaign however, although you have to consider he has been a component of a sorely struggling side rooted second from bottom.

When all is accounted, securing the services of the gifted midfielder for free is surely a serious coup at this level.

If they can fend off the apparent interest of high-flyers Watford, it is a piece of business that Cardiff City should be all over.

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