Ledley cools Cardiff rumours

Celtic midfielder Joe Ledley says Cardiff have not been in touch

over a potential return and insists he wants to be at Parkhead next

season.

The Wales international, a product of Cardiff’s youth academy,

departed his boyhood club for Glasgow in 2010, six years after his

senior debut.

The Bluebirds are favourites for promotion from the Championship

this season, sitting seven points clear at the top of the table,

and are thought to be targeting Ledley as they eye Premier League

football next term.

Ledley says Wales international team-mate Aaron Ramsey has

informed him of the rumours but while he stopped short of ruling

out a return, he expects to be at Celtic next season.

He told the Daily Record: “Aaron Ramsey actually told me about

the story that Cardiff City wanted me back if they go the

Premiership.

“They are certainly looking good for promotion. They are clear

at the top and have an excellent squad. (Manager) Malky Mackay has

done a fantastic job.

“I haven’t heard anything about a move at the moment so I can

only assume it’s just paper talk.

“I still have another year with Celtic and I’m happy with the

way things have gone as it has been a brilliant season.

“You never know in football, anything can happen, but I’m happy

here and am looking forward to next season.

“Everyone knows it’s been a good season for Celtic and hopefully

I’ll be there next season.”

Contract

Ledley says he is yet to engage in talks with Celtic over a

contract extension but expects discussions once the campaign is

over.

“There is nothing new in terms of talking about a new deal. I’ve

still got another year left so there’s plenty of time,” he

said.

“I think we’ll wait until the end of the season. Hopefully I can

continue at Celtic as it’s a fantastic club and I really enjoy it

and they’ve been brilliant with me.”