Gunnarsson poised for exit
Agent names Cardiff as favourites to sign the young midfielder
Last Updated: July 5, 2011 3:55pm
Gunnarsson: Could leave Coventry for Cardiff in near future
Aron Gunnarsson will finalise his Coventry exit in the next 48 hours, with Cardiff his likely destination, according to his agent.
The 21-year-old midfielder is out of contract at the Ricoh Arena after rejecting the offer of a new deal.
His representative, Jerry de Koning, claims he has attracted interest from clubs in the Premier League and the Championship, as well as Germany and Holland, but says Cardiff are leading the race for his signature.
The only thing standing in the way of a move seems to be that the Sky Blues are due compensation because the Iceland international is still under 24.
"Coventry offered Aron a new deal, but that didn't meet with what we think he is worth," De Koning told Wales Online.
"There has been a lot of interest from big clubs in big leagues. A lot of clubs in the Championship enquired, one or two in the Premiership plus some in Germany and Holland. We have been weighing up our options.
"There are many clubs who want to sign Aron and Cardiff City are among the favourites.
"Nothing has been finalised yet, but a deal should be completed within the next 24 to 48 hours. The main factor to be finalised is a compensation payment to Coventry City."
Gunnarsson arrived at Coventry from Eredivisie club AZ Alkmaar in June 2008 and has since notched up 122 appearances for the Sky Blues.