Cardiff City bid for Genk striker Mbwana Samatta & Emiliano Sala updates

Cardiff City & Genk’s Mbwana Samatta

According to France Football, Cardiff City have made a move to sign Genk striker Mbwana Samatta.

Mbwana Samatta is the top scorer in Belgium’s Jupiler League.

26-year-old Samatta has 15 goals in 20 appearances, while he’s also scored an impressive nine goals in 10 Europa League matches.

Samatta is the captain of the Tanzanian international team.

Cardiff have reportedly offered Genk 13 million euros for the attacker.

Genk, who have the striker under contract until 2021, are said to have rejected the offer.


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🐼 Haina kufeli Captain diego🧔 Forza racing genk

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🐼 Proud of the boy’s & our supporters Onto the next one.FORZA RACING #hainakufeli

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Nantes striker Emiliano Sala

Cardiff are also reportedly in the market for Emiliano Sala.

Sala is a 28-year-old Argentine forward who plays for Nantes in Ligue 1.

Sala has scored 13 goals for Nantes in all competitions this season.

The Daily Mail price Sala in the £20 million range, while the paper also carry the following quote from Cardiff:

Cardiff chairman Mehmet Dalman said: ‘We are talking about a striker in the £18m region, as has been rumoured, so money isn’t the issue; the issue is finding the right player and the right price. Watch this space over the next 10 days.’  

Cardiff’s lousy attacking stats

Cardiff are a place above the bottom three in the Premier League.

The Bluebirds have 19 points from 22 games, while they are behind Southampton on goal difference.

Cardiff have the third worst attacking stats in the league, having scored 19 goals. Only Newcastle (16) and Huddersfield (13) are faring worse.

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