Published On: Tue, Jan 28th, 2014

Sunderland cup hero targeted by Londoners

bardsleyLondon club Fulham has targeted Sunderland’s FA Cup hero Phil Bardsley who was highly praised after the Capital One Cup clash against Manchester United.

The centre-back showed a strong performance against Manchester United bagging a goal that helped the Black Cats reach Wembley.

Fulhams boss Rene Muelensteen has placed a £1 million offer for the player who only has five more months on his contract reported by the Daily Mail.


Bardsley has recently lifted his performance under newly assigned manager Gus Poyet; making it doubtful for the manager to let the quality the English defender obtains leave to fellow relegation competitors.

Bardsley himself stated that he would prefer to stay at the Stadium of Light than make a move to Craven Cottage when he was informed about Fulhams interest in him.

Although, if the centre-back does not get offered a new contract by Poyet in the near future, Sunderland fans could very well see the Capital One Cup hero make the move.

Fulham also had their eyes on Adam Johnson – but Sunderland decided they could not let the England winger go after his superb recent form most notably his hat-trick at Craven Cottage.

There is only one point separating the two sides on the ladder, Fulham are standing two places higher than the Black Cats who sit in 19th spot.

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  • Bill Harris

    Someone should tell Daniel that Bardsley is a RIGHT back, not a centre back!!!!

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