Top clubs wanted Cornelius
Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay claims the Bluebirds saw off
competition from ‘top clubs’ to land Andreas Cornelius.
The Premier League new boys have broken their club transfer
record to land the Danish striker from FC Copenhagen in an
It took some effort on their part to get a transfer over the
line, with a number of sides expressing an interest in the talented
Macaky claims three top-flight rivals, and sides across Europe,
were also in the running for a player Cardiff hope will get the
goals to cement their standing among the elite.
He said: “Cornelius has great potential and is a very good
capture for the club.
“We tracked him all last year. But by Christmas, he was in such
good form we really didn’t think we had much chance because top
clubs in Europe were watching.
“We were in competition internationally with another club and
then three Premier League clubs moved in to try and take him as
“But we were able to do things quickly and I have to give a
special mention to Copenhagen. They were tremendous – efficient,
professional and friendly.”