According to Wales Online, former Derby County player Joe Ledley is now training with Cardiff City as he seeks to improve his fitness while he searches for a new club.
The Wales international was last on the books at Derby. He signed for the Rams in September 2017, played 27 times before seeing his contract terminated in January this year.
Ledley, 32, still has plenty to offer but he has failed to win a deal elsewhere.
Wales Online claim he was close to moving to Dutch side Fortuna Sittard in the summer. However, a dispute of his salary meant a deal couldn’t be completed.
Ledley then trained at Cypriot side Pafos FC in August, turning out for a trial game. But again, a deal didn’t materialise, and his search for a new club continues.
It seems unlikely Cardiff will offer Ledley a deal. The Bluebirds have several midfield options, while boss Neil Warnock will look to spare funds for the January transfer window.
Derby, ironically, have struggled in the midfield department this season. The Rams have missed the likes of Mason Mount and Bradley Johnson who departed in the summer.
Tom Huddlestone has taken over as the club’s number one holding midfielder. However, the former Hull City man struggles for pace and doesn’t have great defensive awareness.
As George Evans is side-lined with injury and Krystian Bielik fills in at the back, Ledley could have been a good option to have around at Pride Park at this current time.
Derby and Cardiff recently faced each other in a Championship clash. The game finished 1-1 at Pride Park, with both clubs having endured a difficult start to the campaign.