Neil Warnock has hit out at Liverpool and their player Nathaniel Clyne after the defender opted to join Bournemouth rather than Cardiff yesterday.
Cardiff suffered a shock FA Cup defeat against Gillingham today, but it was the loss of English defender Clyne that had their manager raging. Warnock had publicly declared an interest in the player as he looked to bolster his squad ahead of a relegation dogfight.
Speaking to TalkSport's Matchday Live, the Bluebirds boss said he had been told the 27-year-old was joining only to discover on television that he had opted for Bournemouth instead.
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Clyne left Liverpool on a six-month loan deal to join Eddie Howe's outfit. He has had limited first-team opportunities due to the progression of Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Neil Warnock went on to suggest it may be related to the deal Liverpool also did with Bournemouth for striker Dominic Solanke.
"I probably should have been illegally tapping him, but I've done everything right and then Bournemouth come in and I suppose Bournemouth paying £19million for Solanke probably whetted their appetite a little bit."