Former Celtic man Joe Ledley reportedly training with Cardiff

By Connor Gordon

October 2, 2019

Former Celtic midfielder Joe Ledley is eyeing a return to football with Cardiff City.

The Welsh international is a free agent after being released by Derby County. Despite two clubs turning him down, the 32-year-old is hoping his home town club pick him up according to the Derby Telegraph.

Cardiff City and Derby County are Championship rivals vying for a return to the top flight.

Ledley had hopes for a return to Glasgow under Neil Lennon but the chance is passing him by.

Joe Ledley out of contact during life after Celtic

Ledley didn’t want to leave the Hoops on transfer deadline day in January 2014.

Joe Ledley in action for Celtic against Barcelona in the Champions League. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

A move down south to Crystal Palace made Ledley realise a lifelong English Premier League dream.

After a successful three years in London, he signed for Derby County on a free transfer. A move not to write home about is leaving him out of contract and without a club by mutual consent in January. Now, Ledley is a victim of two moves that haven’t come to fruition.

Fortuna Sittard turned down Joe Ledley in the summer. (Photo by Erwin Spek/Soccrates/Getty Images)

He tried his hand at training with Dutch side Fortuna Sittard which didn’t end in a deal.

Ledley has finally returned home where is only just training but will be eyeing a homecoming permanent spell.

A move to the Hoops is out of the question for Welshman

The former winger turned centre mid told Open Goal that he is open for a Celtic return. Unfortunately, a transfer window has came and gone and Ledley remains club-less.

Joe Ledley is a big fan of Celtic manager Neil Lennon. (Photo by Catherine Steenkeste/Getty Images)

He is a fan of Lennon and still goes to Glasgow from time to time to watch the club.

Ledley is also in close contact with many of his former Hoops teammates. There just isn’t any space in the middle of the park for Ledley to have any use at Parkhead.

A full circle move back to the Bluebirds is best for all parties and the Hoops faithful wish him well.