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Chopra threatens to leave

Bluebirds striker unhappy at quiet summer

Last Updated: 23/07/10 11:24am

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Chopra: Far from happy

Chopra: Far from happy

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Cardiff City striker Michael Chopra has threatened to leave the club unless they bring in fresh faces before the window closes.

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"If this club doesn't bring in new players, I'm off. I've had enough."
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Although a Malaysian consortium has taken over the Welsh club this summer they have been quiet in the market with just two signings.

They have landed Tom Heaton for free from Manchester United while Daniel Drinkwater has arrived on loan from Old Trafford.

Cardiff have lost regular starter Joe Ledley to Celtic and Chopra has grown frustrated that the club have yet to signal their ambition this summer.

Financial problems are believed to be hindering the club and the ex-Sunderland striker has called for investment or else he will leave.

Hacked off

"I'm well hacked off," he told the South Wales Echo. "If this club doesn't bring in new players, I'm off. I've had enough.

"I can see that we will struggle this season if people at board level don't get real and sort this matter [the financial struggles] out sooner rather than later.

"It's not good for morale and I'm not the only one fuming about the lack of movement in the camp.

"TG (chairman Dato Chan Tien Ghee) told me that the club would invest, and that we would have new faces to strengthen the team for a charge at the Premiership.

"But I don't see any investment, I don't see any new faces at the club to make this team a force next season.

Struggle

"In fact, if this carries on, I can see us struggling. I am really angry about the whole business.

"I was under the impression that the new board were coming in and spending money to take this club to the next level.

"But I don't see that in any shape or form and it's very frustrating for me and the players who want to do well for this club next season.

"I'm happy playing for Cardiff, but I'll be off if this continues. I'm ambitious and I want this club to meet those ambitions."

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