(GSM) – Manchester City and Wales striker Craig Bellamy has revealed that he could be playing for Championship side Cardiff City next season.
The 30-year-old, who was born in Cardiff, feels he has only one career option left, if Manchester City let him go.
While reports have recently linked the former Liverpool striker to Tottenham Hotspur, Everton, German club Wolfsburg, it seems the Bluebirds is his preferred destination with his family well-settled in Cardiff.
When quizzed about his future during a visit to Sierra Leone where his charity operates, he said: “There’s more than one or two people run that club [Man City] so if I get the vote of confidence off five or six people then I’ll stay.
“But if it’s a couple in other people’s favour then it might be a little bit different because I do want to be wanted, like every player does.
“I’ve never once and I would never once sit back and pick up my money.
“I just couldn’t do that to myself – it would be lying about who I am as a person so I’ll probably look for that next challenge.
“But I’ll be very shocked if it’s another English club, I’d be very, very shocked.
“And playing anywhere else in Europe would be too much of a strain on my family because they do live in Cardiff so it really only limits me to maybe on place so that would probably be it.”
Bellamy found the net 10 times in the Premier League last season, as City narrowly missed out on a Champions League place.
On the contrary, Bellamy’s future employers, Cardiff City, missed out on a place in the Premier League following a 3-2 loss to Blackpool in the Championship play-off final at Wembley.