Bothroyd - I'd never join Swans
Ex-Cardiff hitman insists he couldn't join bitter rivals
Last Updated: June 10, 2011 4:33pm
Bothroyd: Currently weighing up his options, but will not join Swansea
Former Cardiff striker Jay Bothroyd has ruled out joining newly-promoted Swansea.
The 28-year-old has left Cardiff after his contract expired and he failed to agree new terms with the Championship outfit.
He is now available on a free transfer and has been linked with Celtic and West Ham, while rumours have emerged that Swansea may add him to their squad ahead of their first-ever Premier League campaign.
But Bothroyd has poured cold water on those suggestions, insisting he could not move to the Bluebirds' bitter local rivals.
"I would never sign for Swansea purely cause of my loyalty to Cardiff," Bothroyd said on Twitter.
Bothroyd joined Cardiff in a £300,000 move from Wolves in 2008 and went on to score 41 league goals in 112 games for the Welsh outfit.
He helped the Bluebirds into the play-offs the last two seasons and scored 20 goals last term, which saw him rewarded with a first England cap in November's friendly against France.