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Bruno Manga set to move to France

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  1. Colonel Cardiffi

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    Cardiff City star Bruno Manga set to move to France in £3m transfer

    Manga keen to return home to France after superb five-year spell with Bluebirds

    Cardiff City star Bruno Manga is poised to follow Kenneth Zohore out of the Bluebirds exit door this summer with a move back to France.

    WalesOnline understands Manga is in talks with French club Guingamp over a deal which would be worth close to £3m to Cardiff.

    Manga, who started Cardiff's first pre-season match against San Antonio at the weekend, is believed to have left the Bluebirds' North American tour to conduct negotiations.

    Although his move is not as cut and dried as that of Zohore, it is still likely to go through.

    Cardiff boss Neil Warnock intends to replace Manga by signing another centre-back. He already has skipper Sean Morrison, Sol Bamba and new signing Curtis Nelson as options, with Matt Connolly also still on Cardiff's books.

    Manga will become the second high-profile Bluebirds star to leave this summer, with West Brom having agreed an £8m swoop to land striker Zohore.

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    Significantly the two men are each in the final year of their contracts and the Bluebirds feel it makes sound financial sense to sell, with Warnock looking at other options in their positions in his bid to land promotion back to the Premier League.

    Manga has established himself as a big fans' favourite during a five-year spell with Cardiff, having joined the club in 2014.

    But it is thought he is keen to return to France for personal reasons and Cardiff don't feel it would be right to stand in his way.

    Manga has given the Bluebirds fantastic service, one of the men to shine in the Premier League, and a move to France is thought to be in the best interests of every party.

    A number of clubs have been monitoring Manga, but Guingamp are believed to have leaped to the top of the queue.

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    They were relegated from Ligue 1 last season, finishing bottom of the table, and feel Manga's experience and expertise can help them win instant promotion back to the French top flight.

    Manga previously played for Bordeaux, Angers and Lorient in the French leagues, Cardiff signing him in a deal said to have been touching £5m in 2014.

    Warnock doesn't really want to sell a defender he has a fantastic working rapport with, but also feels it would be wrong to stop Manga returning to France where he really wants to play.

    His service, performances and commitment to Cardiff over a five-year period have been exemplary, Manga making 150 appearances for the club.

    SOURCE: Bluebirds star Manga to be sold to French club in £3m deal - https://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/cardiff-city-star-bruno-manga-16604402
     
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  3. Colonel Cardiffi

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    In all seriousness though, I would be gutted to see Manga leave, one of our finest players.
     
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    Who was that new defender we were signing? Replacement for Manga?
     
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    This Curtis Nelson lad



    Does he play in the same position as Manga?
     
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    I don't see Nelson being half as good as Bruno to be honest, he's our best centre back
     
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    He's probably finished his degree in Cardiff University and now looking at his exit plan.....Cash in Sell Sell Sell :wave:
     
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    Clearly he wants to move back to France if he is joining Guingamp in division 2. That’s a better outcome than seeing him join a team we would play against.
     
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    Perhaps he just wants to go back to France. TDA once told me it's Nice in France hur hur hur
     
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    Shame to see him go, but if it is for personal reasons its hard to say no.
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    Six foot six isn’t he?

    I see a lot of goals from corners coming up
     
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    Well then what a way to burst a bubble
     
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    Between him and Morrison it'll be 15 goals or 2 from set pieces, and I suspect it'll be closer to 2
     
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