Ridsdale - No Ledley offers
Peter Ridsdale plans to reinvest money from the sale of Roger Johnson and possible exit of Joe Ledley.
Last Updated: 24/06/09 7:43pm
Cardiff chairman Peter Ridsdale has vowed to reinvest money from the sale of Roger Johnson and possible departure of Joe Ledley.
The Bluebirds have accepted a bid from Birmingham for Johnson and highly-rated midfielder Ledley has also been tipped to move on.
Ridsdale insists there have been no offers as yet for Ledley, whose contract expires at the end of the 2009/10 season.
He is keen to keep the 22-year-old but accepts that it would be foolish to let him leave for nothing next summer.
"We haven't had an offer for Joe but he has only got 12 months left on his contract. Clearly we would prefer him to either sign a long-term deal or to go somewhere else," Ridsdale told Sky Sports News.
"Again that is just a fact of life at a football club, but for every player that goes out we will strengthen the squad.
"We are in a position now where we will hopefully get a fair amount of money for Roger Johnson. That will be reinvested in the squad and will give us fresh impetus for the start of the new season."
Ridsdale maintains that Cardiff are prepared for such scenarios having lost several key players to bigger clubs in the past.
He explained: "One of the things we have done very well over the last few years is to buy players, make something of them and sell them well.
"Unfortunately that is part of life in the Championship and is one of the reasons why we want to get promoted sooner rather than later.
"But every time we have sold in the past we have strengthened the team and we expect to do the same again."